Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy - launch of public consultation

24th April 2019

Bristol City Council are launching a consultation on our plans to tackle homelessness and we would appreciate your help with publicising this.

 

Our five year Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy includes innovative work to prevent and reduce homelessness and plans to continue to work in partnership with a wide range of other organisations across the city.

 

The strategy focuses on preventing people becoming homeless in the first place, but also outlines increased efforts to assist people sleeping rough in the city and offer them pathways off the streets and into secure housing.

 

The strategy has been shaped by a number of organisations including Bristol City Council, the NHS, voluntary organisations, homeless charities and people with lived experience of homelessness and rough sleeping.

 

Over the last five years, Bristol has worked hard to make preventing homelessness a top priority. In 2017-18 the council prevented 728 households from becoming homeless.

 

However, we know that much more needs to be done to tackle the issue and the new strategy sets out how the council proposes build on this good work and improve the support available.

 

The consultation launches today and will run until Monday 27 May. You can take part by visiting www.bristol.gov.uk/homeless-strategy-consultation-2019

 

Paper copies will be available from libraries and the Citizen Service Point at Temple Street. Alternative formats are available on request.

 

Please let us know if you require any further information to help you publicise the consultation.  (Contact: Graham Jones, Policy and Projects Officer at graham.jones@bristol.gov.uk)

 

 

Kind regards

Becky Bliss

 

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