Policy and Publications

Homelessness Strategy

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy

We want Kensington and Chelsea to be a borough where our most vulnerable residents get the help they need when they need it, not when it is too late.

To help us achieve this goal, we’ve developed a five-year Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy and accompanying Action Plan.

The Strategy was shaped by a public consultation held in 2020 through which you told us that greater support for rough sleepers, more focus on early intervention, and providing more housing within or close to the borough were most important to you.

The key priorities in the Strategy are:

  • Preventing residents from becoming homeless and assisting them when they have become homeless
  • Providing suitable accommodation for homeless households
  • Reducing and working towards the elimination of rough sleeping
  • Working with partners to prevent homelessness earlier

Read the Strategy, Action Plan, and a one-page summary below.

Last updated: 23 February 2023