Preventing Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2023

On this page, you can download a copy of Test Valley Borough Council's Preventing Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2023

The Homelessness Act 2002 introduced a requirement for local housing authorities to undertake periodic reviews of homelessness in their areas, and to publish strategies based on those reviews.

Building on the Corporate Plan consultation which, during the summer of 2018, engaged over 2,000 people and listened to their views, the Council has, more recently, developed a comprehensive Housing Strategy Evidence Base & Review of Homelessness.

This strategy sets out the key priorities for tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Test Valley over the next 3 years. It has a deliberate focus on preventative measures but also, on supporting people who do experience homelessness in the local area with appropriate and effective services. The strategy is accompanied by a detailed delivery plan against which progress can be measured. It is ambitious and it will be delivered in partnership.