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Project to increase our short-stay accommodation

In spring 2022, we completed a project to increase the amount of much-needed short stay accommodation for people facing homelessness in the Chichester District.

Freeland Close launch day

This important project, which forms a critical part of the council's homelessness strategy, means that a further 17 flats have been made available to complement the council's existing short-stay accommodation.

Why is this project needed?

We are committed to reducing homelessness in the district, and this is one of a number of initiatives we have introduced to tackle the issue.

Any one of us can struggle and go through difficult times, and this new building will benefit families, couples and individuals who need a temporary home while they get back on their feet.

This project is is already making a real difference to the lives of local people facing homelessness.

What should I do if am homeless or facing homelessness?

If you are homeless, or threatened with homelessness, please contact our housing advice team through our housing advice form  and a housing adviser will be in contact with you as soon as possible or within two working days.

You can find out more information about homelessness on our help with homelessness page.

In what ways is the council supporting rough sleepers?

Our Rough Sleeper Outreach Team work hard to help people turn their lives around and access specialist support and new opportunities. Working with local homeless charities - The Four Streets Project, HEART and Stonepillow - the team is working on a number of projects which are having a positive difference on both the individuals concerned and the wider community.

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