We have been awarded £29,246 from Homeless Link’s Ending Women's Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

 

Falcon Support Services is one of 29 charities across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to receive a grant. Almost 200 organisations applied for a portion of the £1.85 million pot.

 

Women’s homelessness is a significant national issue with many women having experienced violence and abuse contributing to their homelessness. Over 640 women sleep on our streets every night and thousands more do not have access to a safe or suitable home.

 

Homeless Link’s grants programme aims to help end women’s homelessness by building capacity for gender and trauma informed services and developing partnerships between homelessness and specialist women’s sector charities.

 

This project aims to reduce women's homelessness by increasing Falcon Support Services' specialist support services for women. We will develop 10 female-only bed spaces in supported accommodation and coordinate personalised support plans for women with complex needs.

 

The grantees were chosen by a cross-sector, all-woman panel, including women with lived experience of homelessness.

 

Rachel Hall, Deputy CEO comments: “We have seen an increase in women requiring assistance around homelessness. It is great to have been successful in receiving this funding as it enables us to develop our services and meet women’s needs better.”

 

Homeless Link's Assistant Director of Practice and Partnerships, Tasmin Maitland adds: “Women’s homelessness is a growing crisis. Despite this, women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are one of the most marginalised groups in our society and the specialist support that they need is often lacking or non-existent.

 

“We are delighted to be able to award Falcon Support Services a grant that will have a real impact on the support that women experiencing homelessness in Leicestershire receive, and ultimately contribute to ending women’s homelessness for good.”