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2 Homelessness Strategy Presentation on the new Homelessness Strategy by Michael Graham, Homelessness Policy March 2012

3 Homelessness Strategy Vision We aim:  To end long term homelessness and the need to rough sleep by  To reduce the risk of homelessness through effective preventative measures.  To enhance inter agency cooperation and services to vulnerable homeless households.

4 Homelessness Strategy Strategic Objectives: 1.To place homelessness prevention at the forefront of service delivery 2.To reduce the length of time households and individuals experience homelessness by improving access to affordable housing 3.To remove the need to sleep rough 4.To improve services to vulnerable households and individuals

5 Homelessness Strategy Objective 1 Prevention: Research into hidden homelessness Multi agency intervention on repeat homelessness Multi Agency Holistic Assessment Advice & Assistance ( CHAP/ HANI/ Housing Options/ RGS) NIHE tenancy Support Floating Support services

6 Homelessness Strategy Objective 2 Reducing the length of time in temporary accommodation: “Pathway models” to longer term housing Review of temporary accommodation provision Examine the impact of Welfare Reform on homelessness Introduce a Private rented Sector Access Scheme.

7 Homelessness Strategy Objective 3 Remove the need to sleep rough: Review service delivery with providers A new Belfast Rough Sleeper strategy Introduce a “Housing led” model Referral mechanisms for homeless clients to Health Trust Addiction Services.

8 Homelessness Strategy Objective 4 Services to vulnerable Households: Domestic Violence Offenders & Sex Offenders Black & Minority Ethnic Community Rural Homelessness Youth Homelessness


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