The subject of the decision:
This report requested the approval of the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy for 2021-24 which had been developed following a homelessness review in consultation with partners and others.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
The Homelessness Act 2002 placed a duty on English local housing authorities, to formulate a homelessness strategy at least every five years. A review of homelessness in a local authority area must take place prior to a homelessness strategy being formulated and published. The legislation required local housing authorities to take strategic responsibility for tackling and preventing homelessness in their local authority area. This duty complemented other duties local housing authorities have to advise and assist persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that the draft strategy be approved and adopted from April 2021.