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Housing policy and strategy

Read about our housing strategy, tenancy strategy and homelessness strategy.

Rough sleeping strategy

We are working closely with our prevention team and partner organisations to help those who are sleeping rough get off the streets and into accommodation.

In 2017 the council published a five-year Rough Sleeping Strategy that ran until 2022. 

In 2023 council published a statement of intent which extended the Rough Sleeping Strategy.  An accompanying action plan has also been published. 

The statement of intent outlines:

  • the council’s reasons for publishing a statement of intent
  • an updated picture of the current rough sleeping landscape, including up-to-date data
  • a summary of related work that will feed into the new strategies
Rough Sleeping - statement of intent
Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022
Rough sleeping equality impact assessment tool

Find out how you can help someone sleeping rough

Published: 6 January 2021

Last updated: 29 September 2023