It is Ashfield District Council’s vision that the residents of Ashfield have affordable and warm housing in a safe community that promotes their health and wellbeing. Preventing homelessness is key to achieving this vision and is identified as a priority in the Council’s Corporate Plan.
Under the Homelessness Act 2002, every local housing authority is required to have a homelessness strategy in place which is based on a review of all forms of homelessness in their area. The strategy must be renewed at least every 5 years and must set out the authority’s plans for the prevention of homelessness and for securing that sufficient accommodation and support are, or will be available for people who become homeless or who are at risk of becoming so.
In 2018, Ashfield District Council, in partnership with Mansfield District Council and Newark & Sherwood District Council commissioned Homeless Link to carry out a Homelessness Review and develop a new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy. The Review and draft Strategy have been developed following extensive research, data analysis and stakeholder interviews. Regular updates have also been provided to the Joint Inter Agency Forum that operates across the three areas.
The draft Ashfield Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-24 was approved by Ashfield District Council in March 2019 and was finalised in May 2019 following a public consultation. The Strategy was launched at an event in June 2019.
You can view the Strategy and Review documents here:
Strategy Launch Presentation by Homeless Link
You can view previous strategies here:
Homelessness Strategy 2012-2015.
Housing Strategy 2016-2020
For further information on homelessness, please contact the Housing Options Team on 01623 457252 or see Housing Options Team for alternative contact details.