Homeless Strategy

Closed 1 Apr 2019

Opened 7 Mar 2019


Nationally and locally homelessness is increasing. This is reflected in the rising numbers of homeless presentations here in South Lakeland. The other notable increase is the number of people presenting with other needs which can be complex in nature such as drug and alcohol issues, and mental health issues.

The Council’s Homelessness Strategy is a key document that outlines the priorities that will address homelessness in the District and the actions that the Council will undertake with its partners in order to do this.

The Council recognises that homelessness is not an issue that can be tackled alone, but in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

This Strategy has been developed in partnership with other organisations through a multi-agency Steering Group. It builds on the work undertaken in the last Strategy. The vision and priorities reflect the Group’s priorities. The vision is:

To prevent homelessness wherever possible, to ensure homelessness is quickly relieved, and that settled accommodation and support is provided to those that need it.

The consultation is open until 1st April 2019. Any comments are invited up to this date and should be sent to housingstrategy@southlakeland.gov.uk


  • South Lakeland


  • General public
  • Local businesses
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • All residents
  • Council Tenants


  • Housing Enablement
  • Housing Research
  • Supported Housing
  • General housing