Homeless services review

Closed 12 Oct 2016

Opened 14 Sep 2016

Feedback Updated 28 Nov 2016

We Asked

We asked people to tell us the possible impact of five proposals to re-configure our homeless services to ensure the most vulnerable receive the support they need.
 

You Said

We received 200 responses to the on-line consultation.

75% of people thought the proposal to reduce the council’s support housing for single people and couples by 60 units would have a negative impact and could lead to more homelessness.

68% of people thought the proposal to reduce the number of offender accommodation we commission from 30 to 15 would have a negative impact and could increase the risk of re-offending.

An equal number of people (33%) thought a review of how support was provided to people at the Dawn Centre and Border House would have negative or positive impact. 

People said they needed more information about the outcome of the review to comment fully.

81.5% of people said the ending of grant subsidies for Leicestershire Cares, the Centre Project and One Roof, Leicester would have a negative impact.  People felt vulnerable adults would not be able to access support and social isolation would increase.

54% of people said the ending of the specific floating support services for offenders would have a negative impact. The loss of expertise and knowledge of this group of people could mean they are provided with less support for generic floating support services.

 

We Did

We will be reviewing our proposals following the feedback and are developing further options.

These will be considered by the Housing Scrutiny Commission on 15 November 2016 before an Executive decision is made.

Overview

We are consulting on five proposals to re-configure our homeless services to ensure the most vulnerable receive the support they need.  We want you to tell us what you think the impact may be of these proposals. 

This online survey provides a summary of the options and an opportunity for you to respond.

More detailed information is available in the Monitoring the Homelessness Strategy.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents
  • All households
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • All Public and Private Organisations

Interests

  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Housing
  • Corporate resources