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Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy

Due to increasing numbers of rough sleepers in Cornwall, the Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy has been developed through a partnership approach. The Strategy is designed to help those already living on the streets and those who find themselves in danger of becoming a rough sleeper.

The Strategy has three main aims:

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  • preventing people who are at risk of sleeping rough in the first instance;
  • help for new rough sleepers so that they do not become used to and resigned to the lifestyle;
  • identification and support provided for entrenched rough sleepers to help them off the street once and for all.

The Strategy has been prepared and will be delivered by Partners including Cornwall Council, Cornwall Housing Ltd, Coastline Housing, Voluntary Sector Providers, Safer Cornwall, the Drug & Alcohol Action Team, Devon & Cornwall Police, Public Health and Inclusion Cornwall.

Earlier this year Cornwall Council and Cornwall Housing allocated £850,000 to developing the Strategy and implementing a number of actions to tackle the issue. The Council, Coastline Housing and Cornwall Housing were also successful in a bid to Government for £292,000 for an initiative called Nos Da Kernow (No First Night Out). These two new non-recurring pots of money are allocated to this strategy alongside funding already committed by Partners.

The Strategy was launched on 17th July at New County Hall at 10am. Alongside the Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy there is:

There is also a Facebook Live filming of the presentation from the launch event.