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Housing and Homelessness Strategy

This strategy will steer our resources and response to housing so we are focusing on the issues that will have the biggest impact for our residents, whilst we continue to lobby central government on the key policy issues that need to be addressed.

Our Objectives

Looking at the challenges that we particularly need to address over the next five years we have identified four main objectives that together will contribute to achieving our longer- term outcomes and our vision:

  • Develop a borough wide approach to invest in and deliver affordable homes;
  • Promote early intervention and a more customer focussed homeless prevention
  • service;
  • Develop and enhance the partnership approach to tackling homelessness and rough
  • sleeping in the borough;
  • Prevent the need for and length of time spent in temporary accommodation;
  • Ensure support is available for vulnerable households; and
  • Improve private sector housing conditions and management practices including
  • helping older, disabled and vulnerable people to live in safe adapted homes through
  • a range of initiatives

This strategy alone won’t solve the issues overnight and should be viewed as a first step towards providing a proactive response to the housing and homelessness crisis that affects too many families and individuals across our area.

You can download our housing and homelessness strategy (PDF 2.12MB).

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