One local authority has set out a plan to eradicate homelessness by 2018

  • A local authority's homelessness commission has planned a strategy which  aims to eradicate homelessness in the area by 2018.

    Warrington Homelessness Commission has provided ten recommendations to remove homelessness in its report ‘Leading a public debate focused on homelessness in Warrington'. Annual Report 2

    The recommendations include a single gateway approach, with all agencies involved working together closely, a strategic review in the way homelessness services are commissioned, managed and delivered and identifying more effective methods of future commissioning and delivery of services, reports Inside Housing.

    They also recommend a multi-agency group who will be developed to lead all homelessness work in the area and within three to five year, a borough wide strategy delivery plan is created.

    Nick Atkin, the independent chair of the Warrington Homelessness Commission, said: "Warrington has an increasing number of people accessing homelessness services who have complex needs. The magnitude and complexity of the issues that face Warrington should not be underestimated. It is critical to the success of this commission's recommendations that there is a joint approach by all those who work in varying roles across the town to work in partnership."

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