Housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy
The council has a legal duty to have a Homelessness Strategy.
The Homelessness Act 2002 requires all housing authorities to carry out a Review of Homelessness and formulate a strategy based on the results of the review that includes plans for:
- Preventing homelessness
- Ensuring sufficient accommodation is available for people who are, or who may become homeless
- Ensuring there are satisfactory support services for people who are, or may become homeless, or who need support to prevent them from becoming homeless again
The statutory obligation to formulate a housing strategy, was removed under the terms of the De-regulation Act 2015. The council is however a strategic housing and stock holding authority, and as such it is appropriate to formulate and set out our plans and priorities for meeting local housing need.