Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
In response to fundamental changes to legislation and additional duties introduced through the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, a new Homelessness Reduction Strategy for West Suffolk was adopted in June 2018.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government introduced its Rough Sleeping Strategy in August 2018 and a delivery plan in December 2018. It requires local authorities to update their Homelessness Reduction Strategies and rebadge them to include rough sleeping.
(1) the revised West Suffolk Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018-2023 (Appendix 1 to Report No: CAB/WS/19/035), be approved;
(2) the performance of the Housing Options and Homelessness Team in the evidence base (Appendix A to Report No: CAB/WS/19/035), be noted;
(3) progress made against the Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy delivery plan (Appendix B to Report No: CAB/WS/19/035), be noted; and
(4) the new West Suffolk Temporary Accommodation Procurement and Placement Policy (Appendix C to Report No: CAB/WS/19/035), be approved.
Report author: Davina Howes
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 08/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 18/10/2019