Since the Government’s Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force in April 2018, Doncaster continues to experience a wide range of reasons for homelessness, reinforcing the need for a wide partnership response to prevention. The Council has a statutory responsibility to provide housing to those who meet a range of criteria.
The Council recognise that the impacts of Welfare Reform have made the prospect of access to secure, good quality affordable housing challenging for many people across our Borough.
The Council are committed to a whole system approach to the prevention of homelessness to improve people’s lives, which means we all need to work together to prevent homelessness. The most visible part of homelessness is rough sleepers who often have multiple and complex needs but the majority of people who are homeless or potentially homeless are there because of an end to their tenancy or a family breakdown, which includes families and other household types – prevention is a key objective and thread throughout this strategy.
This strategy sets out our vision, objectives and activity to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping. The strategy has been informed by a wide range of stakeholders and seeks to address all aspects of homelessness including, prevention, accommodation and support services.
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- Due Regard Statement
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- Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 to 2024
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