A THREE-MONTH consultation on how to prevent homelessness in Wiltshire and help those who are homeless find a home has begun.

The consultation wants residents to vocie their views on reducing rough sleeping, identifying and preventing homelessness at the earliest possible stage, ensuring services are designed to prevent homelessness and support those who are homeless, ensuring those who are threatened with homelessness or who are homeless can secure and keep a suitable home, and maintaining effective strategic direction.

Portfolio holder for housing Ashley O’Neill said: “We are making real progress in tackling homelessness in Wiltshire, but we can never be complacent – we always need to do more We need to think creatively, deliver a wide range of services and have effective, strong, partnership working to prevent homelessness, and provide the homeless with support to tackle the cause of their homelessness.

“This strategy will rely on stakeholders and the communities in Wiltshire and we would like people to let us know their views so we can all make a positive impact on preventing homelessness into the

The strategy has been informed by Wiltshire Council’s Homelessness Review 2018 and Homeless Health Needs Assessment. It also follows the national Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which introduced a new legal duty on specified public services to refer customers who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to a local housing authority.

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