Last updated: 16/07/2012
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Cornwall’s first ever countywide Homelessness Strategy, which
sets out its vision for reducing the number of homeless people over
the next five years, was adopted by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet
on 17th March 2010.
All local authorities are required by law to produce a
Homelessness Strategy based on a review of local services and
needs, which was carried out with input both from partner
agencies who work with homeless people and from homeless people
Cornwall Housing Ltd has been commissioned to
deliver the Homelessness Strategy by Cornwall Council on its behalf
and is a company wholly owned by the Council.
The findings of the Homelessness Review have provided the
foundation for the Homelessness Strategy, which sets out three
priority areas in which the Council, along with partner agencies,
will work to reduce homelessness in Cornwall over the next five
The three Strategic Priorities of the Homelessness Strategy
- Improve access to housing by removing barriers to accessing
suitable long term private and social housing through financial
assistance, landlord partnerships and Choice Based Lettings
- Support vulnerable people by improving joint working to support
- Minimise rough sleeping by stemming the flow of new rough
sleepers onto the streets and supporting regular rough sleepers
into suitable accommodation
The delivery of the Strategy, which must be renewed every five
years, will be monitored through an annual plan by Cornwall
Council, which will identify the work and resources committed
by both Cornwall Housing and relevant partner organisations.
Homelessness Strategy documents
For easier cross-referencing, the Homelessness Strategy document
contains a series of hyper-links to relevant sections of the
Homelessness Review. In order to activate these links, please
download both documents and save them to the same folder.
Alternatively, the Homelessness Strategy also contains page
references for the corresponding section of the Review.