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Homelessness scheme 'kept 400 off Lincolnshire streets'

A homelessness prevention scheme has helped more than 400 people in Lincolnshire keep a roof over their heads in its first year, officials say.

The two-year pilot project was set up by South Kesteven District Council and East Lindsey District Council in December 2009.

Support staff have been giving advice on budgeting to those already homeless or in danger of losing their home.

Single parents and people with mental health problems have also been helped.

'So grateful'

The project, entitled Lincolnshire Supporting People, advises families struggling with debt how to keep their homes and prevent the same situation happening again.

A South Kesteven District Council spokesman said: "Many of the clients say they are so grateful for the help the service provides, as they fear without the help they have received, they would almost certainly have lost their homes.

"It is hoped this positive feedback will help ensure the funding continues when the scheme reaches the end of its initial two-year trial in December 2010."



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