Decision details

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 - 2025

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To provide an opportunity for Members to consider and comment on the Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 – 2025.

Decision:

That the homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 – 2025 be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

·        The proposal aligns closely with Breckland Council’s strategic vision and priorities for the five years 2019 – 2023 as agreed in the Corporate Plan. 

·        The rationale behind the strategy is to provide a vehicle to improve the homelessness and housing service with a view to reducing homelessness, especially rough sleeping in the district and put in place an action plan to shape service improvement for the next twelve months.

·        It is also a Government requirement to have a new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy in place.

Alternative options considered:

The requirement by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to produce a new strategy limits the option to ensuring a new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy is in place as soon as possible.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 20/03/2020

Date of decision: 20/03/2020

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