The Homelessness Act 2002 requires each local authority in England to publish a homelessness strategy. The legislation is clear on how a homelessness strategy should be developed.
A thorough review of homelessness in Liverpool was carried out in late 2014. The findings of this review and the ongoing work with stakeholders and key partners has been used to develop a new Homelessness Strategy for 2016-2020, launched on 7th September 2016.
The 2016-2020 strategy recognises that the council cannot solve homelessness by itself and that homelessness is an issue that should be owned by all services, businesses and communities. It is therefore essential that we talk to and work with all stakeholders in Liverpool, including those remit it is to work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and service users themselves. In order to do this, we have set up a Homeless Forum which is publicised widely, including in the media, and is open to anyone. The first forum took place on Wednesday 7th September at the Town Hall. Download the presentation below.