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Have your say on Carlisle draft homelessness strategy

Comments are being sought on a new five-year plan to tackle homelessness in Carlisle.

The draft Carlisle Homeless Prevention and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-26 sets out the guiding principles for the development and delivery of homelessness (including rough sleeper) services in Carlisle and district over the next five years.

Carlisle City Cllr Paul Nedved, Portfolio holder for Economy, Enterprise and Housing, said: “Our draft strategy will ensure that the services and support in place for those at risk of, or experiencing homelessness are as effective and accessible as possible. It also aims to inform stakeholders of the levels of homelessness in Carlisle and provide a baseline to measure future progress and performance.

“The strategy and accompanying action plan have been developed in response to the findings of a homeless and rough sleeping review; which has provided a comprehensive understanding of homelessness across Carlisle.

“As well as significant successes, the review also identified key challenges, which the strategy will seek to address. This strategy has also been developed as a result of consultation with service users and statutory bodies to ensure that it accurately captures the needs and aspirations of all those involved with, and those experiencing homelessness in Carlisle. Views are very important so please spare a few minutes to complete our online questionnaire.”

Please respond to the online survey by Friday 20 November 2020. The link is available on the City Council’s website at www.carlisle.gov.uk

The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FMLP72W

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