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New scheme to help the Tube’s rough sleepers

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has launched a new initiative to help the rising number of homeless people who use the London Underground as a place to sleep.

Thanks £300,000 in funding, a dedicated team will help find accommodation, provide access to support services, or reconnect people with family and friends to prevent them from ending up sleeping on the streets.

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London mayor Sadiq Kahn said, ‘We’re starting to see progress in helping rough sleepers off the street for the first time in nearly a decade, but there’s still a long way to go and I am determined to make sure homeless people get the strong support they need.

‘My new night-time transport team will work across our buses and Tubes to help people before they end up sleeping on pavements.

‘I’ll continue to work closely with councils, homeless organisations, and Government to make sure there is a way off the street for every rough sleeper in London.’

Londoners can help alert the outreach team to anyone who needs their help by using the online Streetlink service.