Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Prevention Strategy
This Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Prevention Strategy 2019-2024 sets out how Basildon Council will work with its partners to prevent and relieve homelessness and rough sleeping in our Borough.
In April 2018 the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force. This represents a major change to how we work to prevent and relieve homelessness and shifts the focus toward a cohesive multiagency response. In the first 12 months of the Act 937 households were assisted by Basildon Council due to being homeless or at risk of homelessness. This equates to about 1% of the Borough being at risk of homelessness every year.
The Corporate Plan Transforming Basildon 2018-2022 sets out the following promises:
- A place where people are happy, healthy and active
- An attractive and welcoming place that people are proud to call home
- A place that encourages businesses to grow and residents to succeed
Preventing homelessness and rough sleeping in our Borough will positively contribute to meeting these promises.
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy has the following vision for Basildon;
Basildon Borough will be a place where everyone can find and keep a home which meets their needs.
To deliver this vision we have identified five key goals. There are challenges in achieving these goals and the strategy identifies how we plan to overcome these to deliver our vision.
More information for anyone at risk of homelessness can be found here.