Under proposed cuts by Hampshire County Council, homelessness services across Hampshire may no longer receive support from the local council. We need your help to keep funding for our vital services.

Hampshire County Council is looking to make cuts to meet a £132 million budget shortfall by April 2025. Rising costs alongside growing demand for vital local services has put pressure on the council’s budgets. The County Council has launched a public consultation to understand people’s views on 13 options to change and reduce some local services.

“We are very concerned about the proposals by Hampshire County Council to cut support for homelessness services. The current economic climate means that an increasing number of people are at risk of homelessness and we are therefore looking at ways to expand our provision to meet growing demand. It certainly does not feel like the right time to be reducing support for our services” Mark Wakeling, Chief Executive of The Winchester Beacon.

We are appealing to our volunteers, supporters and anyone who has seen the impact of our work to take the time to complete the online consultation. The consultation closes on 31st March. Find out more here.

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