Protecting the vulnerable: have your say on support for homeless

People, Health and Care
14:17, Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Residents are being invited to have their say on support for rough sleepers across North Lincolnshire, as the council looks to further protect vulnerable residents and prevent people from becoming homeless.

By completing the short survey, residents’ will help to inform a new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy, helping the council to reach its ambition of ending rough sleeping in North Lincolnshire by 2027.

Substantial progress is already being made to this goal, with the number of people sleeping rough in North Lincolnshire reducing year on year thanks to the targeted support of the council and its partners.

Following a prevention first approach, those at risk of losing their home are identified early, with tailored support offered to tackle any underlying challenges in a person’s health, finances or domestic situation.

If a person is made homeless, intervention is swift and effective, with people able to access new emergency accommodation via Victor House, which opened earlier this year in Scunthorpe.

From there, targeted support enables people to access the skills and support they need to maintain a home and make life-long positive changes.

The Government has doubled down on homelessness, pledging £2bn to end rough sleeping for good.

To share your thoughts, please complete the survey before it closes on Sunday 7 April 2024.