Decision details

Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy- Action Plan

Decision Maker: Housing Policy Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Services introduced the report which sought approval of the draft Action Plan to implement the agreed Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023-28.



RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Housing Policy Committee:-

1.     Approve the current draft Action Plan for the Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023-28.


Reasons for Decision


·       To address the increase in homelessness.

·       To have an Action Plan that supports the strategic city-wide approach to homelessness prevention agreed by all the key partner


Alternatives Considered and Rejected


It is a statutory requirement of the Homelessness Act 2002 to produce a Homelessness Prevention Strategy every five years. However, it is not a legal requirement to produce an Action Plan. The alternative option would be to not set out the actions, however, this comes with the risk that we could drift from the strategy’s vision and targets, and not create any tangible actions on how we aim to realise the strategy.


Report author: Suzanne Allen

Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 17/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2023 - Housing Policy Committee

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