Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2023
*This consultation is now closed and here for reference only.*
What we are consulting on
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy is the first of three documents which will make up the council's overall Housing Strategy. Next year, we will be producing similar strategies to increase the supply of accommodation and improve the quality of homes and neighbourhoods.
The strategy helps people to understand our priorities to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in our town and provides a framework for partnership working between the council and our partners in the statutory and community sector.
We have also produced a homelessness review, which sets out the evidence we have used to set the priorities for our new strategy. The homelessness review gives an overview of local and national trends in homelessness and rough sleeping, and the services which are available to support people.
What we are proposing
We have been working with our partners to set priorities for our new strategy. The priorities we are recommending are:
- Reduce Rough Sleeping
- Minimise our use of emergency accommodation, by improving access to housing solutions
- Adapt our services to meet local needs
We will also develop an action plan setting out the next steps the council and our partners will be taking to achieve the priorities in the strategy.
Why we are consulting
Councils can't meet all the needs of homeless people and rough sleepers alone, we need to work in partnership to achieve the best results. We want to hear from organisations already working with homeless people, and people using our services, to make sure the priorities in the draft strategy are right and to find new ways of working together to make sure they are achieved.
How you can have your say
To have your say on these proposals please send feedback to email@example.com by 25 October 2019.