Gloucester City Council consults on its Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
You can now submit your views on the draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for 2020 to 2025
Gloucester City Council is seeking the public’s views on its draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for 2020 to 2025.
The feedback will shape and inform the council’s approach to housing and homelessness over the next 5 years.
The strategy sets out how the council aims to increase available housing, improve the standards of current housing, and reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the city.
Gloucester City Council has adopted the Rough Sleeping Action Plan 2019 to compliment the draft strategy, which meets the requirements of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) strategy from August 2018. The MHCLG strategy has the ambition to have no one rough sleeping by 2027.
The strategy recognises the many complex reasons people face homelessness and rough sleeping and, alongside other strategies from the council, seeks to address the reasons from perspectives including health and wellbeing, standards of available accommodation and increasing the availability of properties and affordable housing.
The draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 to 2025 now seeks to go further and ensure that all housing in Gloucester supports the creation of successful and thriving communities
Gloucester City Council Head of Communities Ruth Saunders says: “Through working and consulting with our partner agencies and other linked organisations, we’ve developed this strategy to address many of the complexities that lead to homelessness and rough sleeping in Gloucester.
“Gloucester City Council’s ambition is to eliminate rough sleeping and both this strategy and the Rough Sleeping Action Plan bring together the elements that can make that possible. This includes the factors that lead to people becoming homeless, the availability of temporary and long-term accommodation, and more.
“Our next step is to get the public’s views on this draft strategy so that it can be developed further, and hearing from residents is an important step in the whole process.”
The draft strategy can be read on the consultation page, where comments and views can also be submitted via the survey, which closes on Friday 10 January 2020: https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/housing-strategy