Homelessness Strategy

Closed 22 Feb 2019

Opened 26 Nov 2018


Every five years, Redbridge Council must set out its plans for the prevention of homelessness and for ensuring that sufficient accommodation and support are or will be available for people who become homeless or who are at risk of becoming so.

On 13 November 2018 the Cabinet agreed the draft Strategy for consultation and to develop a detailed delivery plan to be approved in March 2019.

The draft Strategy is attached. It sets out our intended approach to addressing homelessness in the Borough, and builds upon the review we undertook over the summer. This is outlined further in the appendices to the draft Strategy – the evidence base, the organisations involved in tackling homelessness, and the key issues identified during an informal consultation with internal and external stakeholders in the summer.

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Why we are consulting

Homelessness impacts a range of households: from single people who are sleeping rough on the streets or sofa surfing, to families who lose their homes and may be residing in temporary accommodation.

We are seeking feedback on the draft Strategy and the priorities identified. Are these the right priorities, and what actions can and should be undertaken to deliver the aims for the Strategy?

What happens next

In addition to this online survey, we are consulting with partners through various forums, and intend holding focussed sessions with elected members and service users. Following consultation, we will collate the responses, amend the Strategy as appropriate, and draft a delivery plan to implement the Strategy and its priorities. We will also publish the Equalities Impact assessment to go alongside the Strategy.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Businesses
  • Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Immigrants and asylum seekers
  • People with no recourse to public funds


  • Housing