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Housing First Interim Review

To consider the interim review of the Council's Housing First programme.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2022

Decision due: 21 Jun 2022 by Executive Councillor for Housing

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing

Lead director: Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities

Department: Housing Services

Contact: James McWilliams, Housing Services Manager - Housing Advice Email: james.mcwilliams@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Lee and Porrer.

Background Information: Housing First (HF) is a novel approach to helping long-term rough sleepers. HF differs from other approaches the Council supports in that the rough sleeper is offered accommodation without any prior requirement to engage with services. This report will review the Council's HF programme, setting out, among other things, the HF approach, the number and type of homes procured for the project, the number of people assisted to date, staffing and costs. It will include some case studies. A full independent review will follow later when the scheme has been running for sufficient time to enable a full critical evaluation.

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