Issue details - Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016: Consultation Draft

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Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016: Consultation Draft

The issue of rough sleeping has become more acute recently with a visibly increased presence on the streets. This not only impacts on the individual’s life chances, but also the city’s reputation and costs to public services and business.

The city’s current approach to rough sleeping is being re-assessed to ensure that the city’s commissioners, service providers and those supporting people sleeping rough are working in partnership to a clear strategic plan. This plan will reduce rough sleeping in the city and improve outcomes for people sleeping rough and those at risk of rough sleeping.

The draft Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016 is due at Housing & New Homes Committee on 2 March and Neighbourhoods, Communities & Equalities Committee on 14 March to request permission to carry out formal consultation to shape the final version that will be brought back for adoption later in the year.

As rough sleeping is interconnected with health and wellbeing, the draft Rough Sleeping Strategy is also being brought to the Health & Wellbeing Board to note.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/03/2016

Decision due: 15 Mar 2016 by Health & Wellbeing Board

Lead member: Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board

Lead director: Executive Director for Adult Services, Executive Director for Environment, Development & Housing

Contact: Email: Tel: 01273 293159.

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