Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

What we're doing

Under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the Council (along with all other local housing authorities) must carry out a review of homelessness in our area and then produce a strategy on the prevention and reduction of homelessness. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has since created an additional requirement that the strategy must also include rough sleeping.

When we're doing it?

Between 12-Dec-2018 and 18-Jan-2019

We will be

  • Asking for information

Themes

  • Customer experiences
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Housing

Where's it happening?

Across the whole of Kirklees:

More information on what we're doing

The consultation is very specific to people who are currently or have been homeless.
Only selected groups

What happened?

Face to face, 1:1 interviews were carried out with a small number of clients or ex-clients at a homeless hostel in Huddersfield. The sample size was very small but this was expected given the cohort of potential participants. The individuals who took part were very willing to talk about their experiences, share good practice and show how interventions had helped them personally. They were also happy that they were being listened to and that their experience may help shape future support for others.

We gained insight into the reasons behind their homelessness; what interventions worked for them; how they found living at the hostel; anything they would have changed and what agencies could have done in a better way or earlier to prevent their homelessness.

The information has been anonymised and will be used as small case stories in the Kirklees Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018-2023. The strategy is currently going through the political sign-off process and it is hoped it will be published late March/early April 2019.

What difference did the work make?

- Not available yet

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
Face to faceOpen discussions - Clare House4-612-12-201812-12-2018
Face to faceOpen discussions - families2-807-01-201918-01-2019

Contact details

Lisa Hodgson
01484 221000

Documents and links

- None available

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