Homelessness and rough sleeping strategy open for consultation
Councillors agreed the draft 2024 Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy which aims to ensure that residents across the districts have access to affordable accommodation and a safe place to call home.
Now residents are invited to have their say on the Councils’ key five priorities to ensure that rough sleeping across the districts is rare, brief, and non-recurring and, where possible, homelessness is prevented via early intervention.
The Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy priorities are:
- Early prevention & intervention.
- Make rough sleeping rare, brief and non-recurring.
- Ensure the health and wellbeing needs of households are met whilst in temporary accommodation.
- To expand and future-proof the role and remit of Central Suffolk Lettings - improving access to the private rented sector.
- To mitigate against the impacts of the cost of living.
The consultation starts today (4 December) and runs until 14 January 2024 – allowing residents to help shape the strategy which, when adopted, will underpin the councils’ decision making, supporting the housing service’s aim to help those facing homelessness and prevent people from losing their homes in the first place.