Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022 - 2027

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Similar to many other local authorities, particularly London boroughs, homelessness and rough sleeping are both challenges faced by Kingston residents. Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, but someone experiencing homelessness could be living with family or friends (sofa surfing) or in temporary accommodation. The issues faced by those at risk of homelessness or who are sleeping rough are often complex.

The Covid 19 pandemic has transformed our services for homeless households and rough sleepers. We have a legal duty to do all we can to prevent homelessness and to make sure we can support families and individuals who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

In order to achieve this, the council has produced a draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022 - 2027 in collaboration with partners, agencies and council colleagues. The strategy brings together a breadth of knowledge and expertise to develop plans and introduce interventions, focussed on helping to reduce and prevent homelessness and rough sleeping across Kingston.

Following the recent 12 week consultation, we are now working through the hugely valued feedback and are adjusting the draft, with a view to take the updated version to Place Committee in September 2022 for decision.


If you need this information in an alternative format (e.g. large print, in another language or an easy read version), please get in touch to let us know via phone 0208 547 5003 or email john.evans@kingston.gov.uk.

Similar to many other local authorities, particularly London boroughs, homelessness and rough sleeping are both challenges faced by Kingston residents. Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, but someone experiencing homelessness could be living with family or friends (sofa surfing) or in temporary accommodation. The issues faced by those at risk of homelessness or who are sleeping rough are often complex.

The Covid 19 pandemic has transformed our services for homeless households and rough sleepers. We have a legal duty to do all we can to prevent homelessness and to make sure we can support families and individuals who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

In order to achieve this, the council has produced a draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022 - 2027 in collaboration with partners, agencies and council colleagues. The strategy brings together a breadth of knowledge and expertise to develop plans and introduce interventions, focussed on helping to reduce and prevent homelessness and rough sleeping across Kingston.

Following the recent 12 week consultation, we are now working through the hugely valued feedback and are adjusting the draft, with a view to take the updated version to Place Committee in September 2022 for decision.


If you need this information in an alternative format (e.g. large print, in another language or an easy read version), please get in touch to let us know via phone 0208 547 5003 or email john.evans@kingston.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 09 May 2022, 06:52 PM