Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for an updated Homelessness
and Rough Sleeping Strategy, which sets out how the council will
work with partners to prevent and manage homelessness and eliminate
RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing that they:
1. approve the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-26 which has been finalised following stakeholder consultation
2. delegate the development of a detailed action plan to the Assistant Director of Early Help and Communities, working with partners in the new Homelessness Forum
Housing authorities are required to consult public or local authorities, voluntary organisations and other persons they consider appropriate before adopting a new homelessness strategy. Stakeholder consultation has taken place on draft versions of the new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and Homelessness Review and Executive approval is now being sought to publish the final version of the new strategy.
Should Executive propose any changes to the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy or Homelessness Review, these can be accommodated prior to publication of the final version
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: The local authority receives grant funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to support action to prevent and relieve homelessness, as well as funding under the Rough Sleeping Initiative, and grant to support for Discretionary Housing Payments. Actions proposed in the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy will be funded from these sources.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Housing authorities are required to consult
other public authorities, voluntary organisations and specialist
agencies before adopting or modifying a homelessness strategy. A
draft homelessness strategy has been prepared for stakeholder
consultation prior to the development of the final
These will include voluntary organisations and
registered providers, internal housing and welfare services, and
other public bodies such as health agencies, Probation, Police,
Adults and Children’s Social Care
Contact: Sarah Gee, Assistant Director: Early Help and Communities Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 351447.
Report author: Sarah Gee
Publication date: 25/01/2022
Date of decision: 25/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 25/01/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 02/02/2022