Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy Consultation (draft)

Wednesday 28th October 2020 (12:00) - Wednesday 20th January 2021 (23:59)

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Homelessness Partnership have worked together to develop a draft Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy which seeks to make homelessness everyone’s business. This work aims to build on the priorities of the preceding legacy councils and create one single strategy. Currently there is a single BCP Council action plan which aligns the action plans of the preceding legacy councils.

Under the Homelessness Act 2002, all housing authorities must have in place a Homelessness Strategy based on a review of all forms of homelessness in their district and demonstrating how homelessness will be prevented and resolved.  The Strategy must be renewed at least every 5 years. 

You can find a summary of all the key details in the Information Document. Please read this and the draft Strategy before responding to the survey to give us your views.

Please find further information below in the following key sources:

The consultation will run from Wednesday 28 October 2020 until midnight on 20 January 2021.

If you have any questions about the engagement or need the documents in a different format, please email fraser.nicholson@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.

Following consultation, a full report on the findings and outcomes of the consultation will be presented to Cabinet to ensure the Strategy is agreed before April 2021.