Watford New Hope Trust has been awarded £23,200 to help tackle rough sleeping and homelessness in Watford.

One of the largest providers of homelessness services in the Home Counties, Watford New Hope Trust offers a range of services for homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals across ten locations, comprising eight houses and hostels, six support services and two development and training services.

Welcoming the grant, New Hope Trust chief executive Matthew Heasman, said: "The Homelessness Transition Fund has already enabled us to do great things for those who face homelessness for the first time, through our Transition Service and 24/7 emergency helpline.

"We are absolutely delighted to have been eligible for this funding, which will enable us to transform the way we collect and manage our data right across our many services and locations.

"This will give us a far greater understanding of the needs of our service users and, consequently, we aim to be able to offer even better support services in the longer term."