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Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2024-2027

Meeting: 20/02/2024 - Cabinet (Item 95)

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That Cabinet approve the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2024-2029 (as at Appendix 1 which has been published separately to the main agenda).


The Business Manager – Regeneration & Housing Strategy presented a report which sought approval for the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy for 2024 to 2029. The Strategy followed on from the existing Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019-2024. Consultation on the strategy had been undertaken with a range of stakeholders and had been recommended for approval by the Policy & Performance Improvement Committee.


AGREED (unanimously) that the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2024-2029 as at Appendix 1 to the report be approved.


Reasons for Decision:

Newark and Sherwood District Council has a statutory requirement to deliver a Homelessness Strategy every five years as a minimum.


The delivery of this strategy also supports key community plan objectives: To improve health and wellbeing and to increase the supply, choice and standard of housing.


Options Considered:

Under the Homelessness Act 2002, local housing authorities have a statutory duty to have a Homelessness Strategy. Alternative options therefore relate only to the actions within the strategy and not the decision to have a strategy.


Priorities for Newark and Sherwood and actions to be delivered under the strategy have been developed following a robust review of local and national evidence.