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Counties' 2.5m to help homeless
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The money is part of 150m being spent across the country
Homeless organisations and groups across Devon and Cornwall are to share 2.5m of government money to help alleviate the problem.

The money is to try to help rough sleepers make a permanent move away from the streets.

About 1.3m will be targeted at improving the condition of accommodation at hostels and the services they provide.

More than 300,000 is to be spent in Cornwall alone.

District benefits

In Plymouth, more than 1.2m will be available for improvements at five schemes including a rebuild of the Shekinah Mission Day Centre.

In Exeter, the Shilhay men's hostel, Gabriel House, will get 650,000 to create secure accommodation for clients.

In Cornwall, all six district councils will benefit from the money.

The Devon and Cornwall money is part of an extra 150m being released to help an estimated 500,000 homeless people around the country.

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