Homelessness Strategy

Homelessness Strategy

Under the Homelessness Act 2002 all housing authorities must have in place a homelessness strategy. The first homelessness strategy was published in July 2003 and the Homelessness Act requires Local Authorities to publish an update within 5 years.

A new homelessness strategy and action plan to cover 2013-2018 was approved by Cabinet in November 2013. This can be found in the download section to the right of this page.

Three priority areas have been identified within the homelessness strategy and the action plan aims to meet these priority areas.

Priority 1  Maximise existing partnerships to effectively use current resources (both internally and externally)
Priority 2  Preventing homelessness
Priority 3 Increasing the supply of settled accommodation including access into the private rented sector and implementing a pilot policy to discharge the homeless duty into the private rented sector.

As part of the development process an updated homelessness review has been completed and can be found in the download section to the right of this page.

The action plan will be monitored by the new Fylde Homelessness Forum which will meet for the first time on 11th March 2014.

 If you would like a printed versions of any of the reports detailed on the right hand side of the page please contact Lucy Wright Senior Housing Officer on 01253 658682 or lucy.wright@fylde.gov.uk