City Council seek opinion as homeless strategy is renewed

Posted: 31/07/2014

Homeless man sleeping on bench

We are developing a new homeless strategy along with our partners as part of a consultation which aims to tackle the on-going issue of homelessness in the city.

We're working closely with our partners, including Housing Associations, advice agencies and voluntary groups and charities, to establish the extent of homelessness in the city and the demand of resources needed to support this.

Councillor Sarah Russell, Cabinet Member for Housing, Welfare and Finance, thinks the new strategy is a good opportunity:

"Renewing the strategy gives us a chance to talk to our key contacts and re-establish the needs that are there. Working together we can develop a new plan that will help us tackle homelessness in the city.


"We can’t do this without the views of anyone who has experience or ideas in this area, so if this sounds like you, please do get in touch.


"We appreciate homelessness is a very distressing experience and it is a key priority for the Council which we aim to improve as well as prevent as best we can."

As part of the consultation we aims to consider the views of everyone with an interest in homelessness, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. This also includes as many organisations involved in working to prevent homelessness as well as elected representatives and members of the public.


Anyone interested in taking part in the consultation can visit www.derby.gov.uk/homelessness for more information. Alternatively please email the Housing Strategy Team at housing.strategy@derby.gov.uk to share their views or for further information.

 

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