Issue details

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

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 rough sleeping.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/11/2021

Decision due: 25 Jan 2022 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Lead director: Executive Director: People

Department: People

Contact: Sarah Gee, Assistant Director: Early Help and Communities Email: Tel: 01344 351447.

Consultation process

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 strategy.


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

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.

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.


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