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Homelessness Strategy 2020-2025

Priorities and Resources for the Prevention of Homelessness

There are four overarching strategic priorities which shall inform and focus the council's approach to preventing homelessness during the lifetime of the Strategy. They are:


Reduce the number of homeless through developing a health and prevention focused approach


  • Reduce homelessness by increasing prevention
  • Working with landlords and suppliers of accommodation to enhance the housing offer available for temporary and longer-term options including inter mediary and permanent housing
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all homeless applicants through effective and timely referral systems between services
  • Ensure that levels of rough sleeping remain low

An action plan to support these priorities will be drawn up and reported on annually to Extended Leadership Team

Resources available to prevent homelessness

  • Accommodation based services - Including supporting people and big lottery funded services
  • Voluntary and third sector partner services
  • Prevention activities using homelessness grant via MHCLG
  • Registered provider housing via SelectMove
  • Portals and pathways to make duty to refer referrals in to the housing Needs Team
  • Private rented sector
  • Other funding including funding for Domestic Abuse and Cold Weather fund for rough sleepers
  • South Ribble Housing Needs Team and access to temporary accommodation
  • Discretionary Housing Payments and Housing Benefit
  • DWP




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