Issue details

Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy to Meet Housing Need

This report seeks approval to implement a policy relating to the allocation of temporary accommodation for homeless households. The purpose of this policy is to provide detailed guidance for the fair allocation of suitable temporary accommodation within and outside of Bracknell Forest borough boundaries.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2021

Decision due: 6 Jan 2022 by Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

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: sarah.gee@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351447.

Consultation process

N/A

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Financial Impact: The implementation of the Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy is not anticipated to incur additional costs. The approach proposed to manage homelessness should ensure the best use of the council’s resources in meeting its statutory duties. Reducing the use of nightly paid accommodation and the length of stay is a key priority for the council to deliver the best outcomes for homeless families and to reduce the expenditure in this area