Homeless Prevention Strategy

The Council is currently consulting on its Draft Homeless Prevention Strategy for 2017 until 2022, which is based on a review of homelessness in our district.

Homelessness is a complex problem with multiple causes and tackling it requires flexible solutions. Therefore, as a Local Authority we need to work with statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations, as well as the private sector, to deliver effective and early intervention and prevention.

This draft strategy sets out; the current national and local landscape in which we are operating, including social trends, and the Council’s Priorities on how to deal with homelessness.

Cllr Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

“Bassetlaw District Council’s new Homeless Prevention Strategy is set within very challenging times as the Government has made significant changes to benefits via the Welfare Reform Act.

“We need a Strategy in place that can help prevent people from becoming homeless, support young people and provide services that are personalised so that vulnerable people and excluded groups have increased access to accommodation.

“Although the numbers sleeping rough has fallen in 2015/16 we want to do all we can to eradicate rough sleeping and offer help and support for those who seek it. The Homeless Prevention Strategy outlines how we intend to identify the challenges facing local people and manage our priorities to deliver early intervention and prevent homelessness.”

You can take part in the consultation by visiting the Homeless Prevention Strategy Consultation page.

Before taking part in the consultation, please read Bassetlaw District Council’s Draft Homeless Prevention Strategy.

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2017