Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
David Hayes welcomes Charnwood’s new homelessness strategy “Dealing with the problem of homelessness is a key issue for the Council”, commented Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes. “It is an issue that often affects residents in this ward and I have personally dealt with many cases since I was elected to represent the area. Fortunately, Charnwood has a very robust policy and I believe that it is successfully addressing what is a very serious issue.” Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) has approved a new homelessness strategy. The strategy was presented to Cabinet on 15 March by Paul Mercer, the lead member for housing, and received its unanimous backing. There is a statutory requirement for a Local Authority to produce a Homelessness Strategy. The Homelessness Strategy for 2018-2020 sets out how the Council aims to prevent homelessness and ensure that accommodation and support is available for people who become homeless within the Borough. The proposed Homelessness Strategy will be implemented from 2 April 2018 and covers the period 2018-2020 with the Action Plan detailing the actions that will be taken during this period of time. The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) sets out a framework for the most significant changes to homelessness legislation in 20 years, proposing several new duties, many of which are likely to require a change in working practices, and additional resources. The aim of the Act is to propose improvements to the legal framework in order to prevent and tackle single homelessness more effectively in England, without undermining the rights people currently have under the existing system. The Homelessness Strategy 2018-2020 sets out the way CBC will deliver services in the coming two years to: Ensure compliance with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Ensure we remain focused on continuous improvement in the way we respond to homelessness Support reform across the wider system and improve the support available to local residents who find themselves in difficulty It will be delivered effectively, efficiently, and in keeping with the Council’s Corporate values and commitment to excellence in customer care.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
David Hayes welcomes Charnwood’s new homelessness strategy “Dealing with the problem of homelessness is a key issue for the Council”, commented Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes. “It is an issue that often affects residents in this ward and I have personally dealt with many cases since I was elected to represent the area. Fortunately, Charnwood has a very robust policy and I believe that it is successfully addressing what is a very serious issue.” Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) has approved a new homelessness strategy. The strategy was presented to Cabinet on 15 March by Paul Mercer, the lead member for housing, and received its unanimous backing. There is a statutory requirement for a Local Authority to produce a Homelessness Strategy. The Homelessness Strategy for 2018-2020 sets out how the Council aims to prevent homelessness and ensure that accommodation and support is available for people who become homeless within the Borough. The proposed Homelessness Strategy will be implemented from 2 April 2018 and covers the period 2018-2020 with the Action Plan detailing the actions that will be taken during this period of time. The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) sets out a framework for the most significant changes to homelessness legislation in 20 years, proposing several new duties, many of which are likely to require a change in working practices, and additional resources. The aim of the Act is to propose improvements to the legal framework in order to prevent and tackle single homelessness more effectively in England, without undermining the rights people currently have under the existing system. The Homelessness Strategy 2018-2020 sets out the way CBC will deliver services in the coming two years to: Ensure compliance with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Ensure we remain focused on continuous improvement in the way we respond to homelessness Support reform across the wider system and improve the support available to local residents who find themselves in difficulty It will be delivered effectively, efficiently, and in keeping with the Council’s Corporate values and commitment to excellence in customer care.