Homelessness Strategy - Review

Background

Homelessness is complex and often reflects other vulnerabilities or circumstances related to health, justice or social services. Successful homelessness strategies require all public services to contribute in a way that recognises the personal needs, strengths and assets of every household.

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Cornwall’s current Homelessness Strategy runs until March 2020 and needs reviewing in light of recent legislative and other changes. Cornwall Housing Ltd.manages the Council's Homelessness Services.

We have used consultation and engagement feedback to prepare a draft strategy. An initial period of consultation on this version will be undertaken between 22 August and 12 September (3 weeks). There will be a further 3 week consultation on a final version. You can comment on the current draft strategy online using the link below.

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy initial consultation

Or download and complete the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy initial consultation (Word version) and email to the address on the form or post to:

Housing Strategy and Partnerships,
Pydar House,
Pydar Street,
Truro
TR1 1XU.

The initial consultation closes on 12 September.

A twelve week consultation ran from 15 May to 7 August 2019. A range of engagement events took place across Cornwall with a number of Partners that work in homelessness.

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to send in their comments.

Two reports are now available:

The first stage in reviewing Cornwall's Homelessness Strategy was to gain feedback on how the current approach is working - from key stakeholders working with homeless households and from users of homelessness services. This was undertaken between November 2018 and January 2019 and the following two reports summarise findings:

A comprehensive evidence base is being prepared and items will be added to these pages over the next few months as they are finalised. The following papers are available:

A literature review provides links to various national and local reports on different aspects of homelessness and which will be periodically updated as useful documents are published.