Housing Minister praises Chelmsford City Council on their measures to help rough sleepers
Commenting on the question he asked the Housing Minister, Sir Simon said:
‘I am extremely pleased the Minister recognised the innovative and positive work that Chelmsford City Council is taking to overcome the appalling problems caused to individuals who sleep rough in our City.’
17. What recent steps his Department has taken to help rough sleepers and homeless people. 
Does my hon. Friend agree that the work that Chelmsford City Council is doing to tackle the totally unacceptable problem of rough sleeping in Chelmsford is both innovative and positive?
I absolutely agree with my right hon. Friend. I thank him for his personal commitment to this issue and say to him that the work that Chelmsford is doing is being supported by nearly £1 million from the £50 million that the Secretary of State referred to.