Knowsley Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 - 2025

Homelessness is not just a housing issue, it is an issue that is affected by a range of social and economic factors which interact.

This Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out the priorities for Knowsley over the next five years and ensures that the Council continues to fulfil its statutory duties.

The strategy is informed by the findings of the homelessness review undertaken in 2019 which identified the following key objectives:

•    Prevent homelessness at an earlier stage
•    Work cohesively with partners so that strategically, tackling homelessness becomes  “Everybody’s Business”, 
•    Raise the awareness of homelessness and how households can be supported 
•    Continue to improve the accommodation and service offer through sharing best practice with other Local Authorities and developing strong partnerships
•    Improve the way in which data is captured so that a better understanding of homelessness can be gained, which will inform future commissioning and service delivery.

In order to take forward the Strategy for 2020 – 2025 clear tasks have been identified and are set out in the five year action plan which can be viewed in Appendix 1

A consultation have now opened to provide you will the opportunity to comment on the draft strategy and action plan.

Feedback can be supplied via email to – stephanie.walters@knowsley.gov.uk

The closing date for comments is Friday 29 November 2019 at 5pm.