Homelessness strategy 2018

Closed 11 Dec 2017

Opened 14 Nov 2017

Feedback updated 26 Jan 2018

We asked

We asked for views on a new homelessness strategy and related proposals. We wanted to find out whether there was agreement for the key aims of the strategy and actions proposed, and whether the related nine proposals were supported.

You said

74 responses to the consultation questionnaire were received as well as other feedback from the Homelessness Reference Group (a forum of statutory and voluntary sector organisations that are involved with homelessness services) and Action Homeless’s Client Conference.

There was agreement with the strategy’s key aim. However there some concerns about how these would be delivered. The proposals made were also broadly supported, again the feedback received mainly related to how these the might be implemented.

We did

The consultation feedback was presented to Housing Scrutiny Commission on 15 January 2018. We will consider the feedback in detail before publishing the new homelessness strategy for Leicester.

Results updated 26 Jan 2018



Leicester City Council is committed to preventing homelessness by providing early advice and assistance, or helping people find suitable housing that meets their needs (rather than dealing with households at the point of crisis).

This consultation seeks views on a draft homelessness strategy for the period 2018-2023 that has been designed to achieve this goal.

Download full introduction to this consultation (recommended)

Why your views matter

We are asking for comments and views on the strategy, including future service proposals and how they could be improved. These comments will be considered prior to the draft strategy being finalised. Once adopted, the homelessness strategy will be the council’s main strategic plan for the prevention of homelessness.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Local charitable organisations, including faith communities
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Partner agencies


  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Housing