Have your say on borough’s new Homelessness Strategy

Thursday 20 February 2020

Kensington and Chelsea Council is developing a new five-year Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy – and we want to hear your views.

Our borough has the second highest level of homelessness in the country and although the number of residents living on our streets is relatively low, we have more than 3,300 people on our housing register and 700 residents presenting themselves to the Town Hall for housing advice every month.

We want to work in a different way to prevent homelessness at an earlier stage, and the draft strategy includes a ten-point plan outlining how we will achieve this. Our proposed key priorities include:

  • 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

A six-week consultation into the draft strategy launched on Monday 17 February and will run until Friday 27 March. Discover more and have your say by visiting https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/housing/housing-advice-and-support/homelessness-...