The Homelessness Act 2002 requires all local housing authorities to carry out a homelessness review for their district and publish a homelessness strategy based on the results at least every five years.
There has since been a major change in homelessness legislation, with the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, in April 2018. This places new legal duties on English councils so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaningful help, irrespective of their priority need status, as long as they are eligible for assistance.
Our strategy is based on the results of a homelessness review which covers trends in homelessness our district since our last strategy was published. The executive summary provides an overview of our homelessness review.
Our current Homelessness Strategy is due to come to an end and we are consulting on our new draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for 2021 – 2026.