Issue - meetings
Homelessness Update on Local Action Plan
Meeting: 16/07/2019 - Cabinet (Item 35)
As detailed in the recommendation.
Councillor Hughes introduced the report which provided a homelessness update on the Local Action Plan.
The Local Action Plan for Flintshire followed the Regional Homelessness Strategy with the following three main aims:
· People: Youth homelessness, rough sleepers, complex needs and prison leavers;
· Homes: Housing first, improved access to accommodation supply and temporary accommodation; and
· Services: Prevention/intervention, welfare reform and health.
A significant amount of work had been undertaken to provide support, advice and signposting to some of the most vulnerable people in the County. It was a challenging area of work and he thanked officers for the work they undertook.
In response to a question from Councillor Bithell on prison leavers, the Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) explained that the ones the Council worked with would be Flintshire residents or would have strong local connections with the area. Councillor Bithell also asked if a scheme was still in operation that brought back empty homes into use to which the Chief Officer said he would find out.
That the updates provided against the Local Action Plan for Homelessness be supported.