Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022 to 2025

5. How we will measure progress

These will be refreshed once the new strategy has been adopted; measures may include (but are not limited to):

  • to continue to increase the proportion of people for whom homelessness can be prevented each year. As the proportion of achievement is already high, the year-on-year increase may be 1 to 2%
  • to continue to increase the proportion of households where homelessness can be relieved each year. Again, the proportion is already high so the year-on-year increase may be 1 to 2%
  • to continue to refer to complimentary priorities within the proposed housing strategy and local plan
  • to virtually eliminate rough sleeping and support anyone who finds themselves at risk of rough sleeping.
  • to minimise accommodating homeless families in B&B accommodation and where this is unavoidable to ensure that placements are for no longer than 6 weeks
  • to minimise the amount of time in temporary accommodation for those with disabilities and requiring adaptations
  • to continue developing effective joint working between the Council’s Housing and Children's’ Services including joint protocols and considering joint measures to ensure young people can manage tenancies.
  • to continue working towards improving outcomes for our young people in care, ensuring they are best equipped and able to manage their tenancies
  • to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are able to access safe accommodation and ensure that all those in the refuge as a result of domestic abuse achieve a planned move to long-term accommodation within an agreed timescale