Homelessness strategy

Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2017/2021

The Homelessness Act 2002 required all housing authorities to carry out a homelessness review and use the information collected to publish a homelessness strategy.

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy represents the Council's ongoing commitment to preventing and tackling homelessness effectively. It will build on the success of previous strategies and seek to ensure that homelessness in the Derbyshire Dales is minimised, and that no-one should have to sleep rough in the area.

Homelessness can be a very damaging experience for individuals, families, and to our communities. Our priority is to work in partnership with local organisations in order to prevent homelessness wherever it is possible, and offer appropriate services to support people that do become homeless.

The aim of this strategy is to enable Derbyshire Dales to reduce and prevent future homelessness.

The Homelessness Strategy has three key priorities:

  • The prevention of homelessness
  • Ensuring there is sufficient accommodation available for people who are, or who may become homeless
  • Ensuring there is satisfactory support for people who are, or who may become homeless, or who need support to prevent them from becoming homeless.

The Homelessness Prevention and Reduction Strategy contains a detailed review of how we have tackled homelessness in the last five years. The action plan outlines how we will work with partners to reduce and prevent homelessness in the future.

The Strategy and action plan will be reviewed at least annually and the results of the review will be published here.

The next review will take place in February 2018.