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Sheffield Homeless Prevention Strategy 2017-2022

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes


The Sheffield Homeless prevention Strategy 2017-2022 sets out the strategic direction and priorities over the next five years. The strategy sets out our vision to minimise homelessness in Sheffield by focussing on early prevention to help people keep their home or move in a planned was to a new settled home. It sets out the six strategic priorities that will have the most impact on preventing homelessness.



The Executive Director, Place submitted a report presenting the ‘Sheffield Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2017-22’, which sets out the Council’s vision and strategic priorities for homelessness prevention and reduction, to Cabinet. The strategy has been developed by officers of Sheffield City Council in consultation with partner agencies delivering services, customers and other stakeholders, reflecting the fact that the significant issues that need to be addressed require a strategic city wide approach agreed by all of the key partners. 




RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-





notes the contents of the draft Sheffield Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2017 – 2022 attached as an appendix to this report and approves it as a statement of the Council’s strategic approach to homelessness prevention and reduction;






delegates authority to the Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Services to develop an action plan to implement and deliver the Strategy; and






notes that the implementation of any of the proposed actions may be subject to further decision making in accordance with the Leader’s Scheme of Delegation.





Reasons for Decision




To address the risk of an increase in homelessness and implement new statutory duties requires a strategic city wide approach agreed by all of the key partners.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Consideration was given to not developing a new strategy in light of the substantial reduction in homelessness that has been achieved in the last 5 years. However this option was rejected, as we still need to do more to prevent homelessness earlier and address the risk of an increase in homelessness.       




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Safer and Stronger Communities


Report author: Zoe Young

Publication date: 19/12/2017

Date of decision: 13/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2017 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 03/01/2018

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