Homelessness and rough sleeping strategy

The challenges

Welfare reform impacts

Concerns about welfare reform have highlighted that claimants are having increasing financial problems affecting their ability to secure and maintain accommodation.


Property prices remain high resulting in difficulties for households being able to afford suitable accommodation.

Housing supply

Suitable accommodation remains limited resulting in longer waiting timje for properties.

Funding uncertainty

Funding from government for homelessness prevention services are time limited, often only guaranteed for one or two years.