Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026

A home is not only a source of shelter but a safe and secure place to live, bring up a family, relax, work and develop roots within a community.

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 sets out an intelligence-led, public health approach to tackling homelessness, and improving access to, and the quality of, housing within the borough.

Prevention will be a golden thread woven through everything we do, ensuring residents have access to the support they
need, when they require it.

Our overarching aim is to reduce homelessness and eradicate rough sleeping, ensuring no resident is left with no other option but to sleep on the street or forced to live in dangerous or transient accommodation.

The strategy is accompanied by an action plan setting out specific actions we will take, and a review of homelessness in
the Borough, which comprises a review of the previous strategy’s action plan, alongside data on the state of homelessness and rough sleeping in the Borough.

You can read the summary and full Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 below.

Full Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 (PDF)

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy Summary 2021-2026 (PDF)


Action Plan 2022-23 (PDF)

Consultation report (PDF)

Homelessness Review (PDF)