Views sought on Council's new homelessness strategy

A consultation has been launched to help prevent homelessness in Trafford. 

The Draft Homelessness Strategy sets out the priorities for Trafford Council over the next five years. 

The proposed strategic priorities are: 

  • Prevent homelessness in Trafford.
  • Improve access to permanent affordable accommodation and supported homes, primarily through the increased supply of social housing.
  • Work towards ending rough sleeping in Trafford.
  • Aim to eradicate the use of B&B and increase the provision of good quality Temporary Accommodation for homeless people in Trafford.
  • Improve access to employment, education and training for homeless people in Trafford.
  • Improve health and wellbeing for homeless people in Trafford. 

Cllr Kevin Procter, Trafford Council Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said:

The Council continues to be proactive in helping prevent residents from becoming homeless.

Since we launched the last strategy, more than 1,100 homeless households or individuals have been re-housed and 2,647 households have been prevented from becoming homeless.

This is something we can be proud of but we know more can be done.

I believe our new priorities will help ensure residents can access help needed to prevent homelessness, as well as ensuring people sleeping rough in the borough are given the help they need to secure permanent accommodation.

Residents and public/private sector partners are now being asked for their views regarding the five-year draft plan, which is aligned with the priorities contained within the Greater Manchester strategy on homelessness.

The public can fill in an online survey to make their views known on the strategy. The consultation is from Monday 3 December until Sunday 13 January.

Posted on Friday 30th November 2018