Consultation on proposed changes to Homelessness Support Services

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Hampshire County Council is seeking the views of service users and other interested stakeholders on proposals to change County Council funded Homelessness Support Services

This consultation opens midday on Friday, 15 June and closes at midday on Friday, 10 August 2018.

Views are being sought on proposed changes to the housing related support services provided for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, which would mean moving away from providing support for those with less critical needs, and focusing support on the most vulnerable.

The County Council’s Homelessness Support Services currently comprise hostels and other supported accommodation, as well as community support services. These services complement the support provided by district and borough councils who have a statutory duty to ‘prevent and relieve’ homelessness.

The proposals set out options for potential savings of £1.8million, and include a continued spend of £2.4 million on homelessness support to help those most in need. Those with less critical needs would be helped to access other sources of information, advice and assistance.

We will publish the results of this consultation on this website. The findings from the consultation will help to inform a decision by the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health to be taken in December 2018 on the proposed changes to Homelessness Support Services.

Ways to respond

Give us your views - respond online

Before completing the form it is strongly recommended that people take time to read the Information Pack. This sets out background information, the proposed changes and their potential impact.

Documents

Alternative formats

If you require a paper copy of the Information Pack or the Questionnaire, or if you have any queries about the consultation, please contact AS.Consultation@hants.gov.uk or call: 01962 847 267. You can also email your response directly to Hampshire County Council using this email address.

Please return paper Response Forms in the Freepost envelope provided. If you do not have a Freepost envelope, please post your response to: Freepost HAMPSHIRE and write ‘AS Consultation’ on the back of the envelope.

This Information Pack and the Response Form are available in other formats such as large print, audio and Braille. To obtain an alternative format please email Hampshire County Council at: AS.Consultation@hants.gov.uk, or call: 01962 847 267.