The current strategy was written in 2014 and covers the period 2014 to 2019. The relevant documents can be downloaded below.
As the current strategy is nearing it's expiry, we have started to carry out a comprehensive review of our current work, which will inform the content of our new strategy. The revised strategy will be based on a review of all forms of homelessness within Spelthorne. This is called a Homelessness Review.
The purpose of a Homelessness Review is to establish the extent of homelessness in Spelthorne, identify future trends and any gaps in the service currently being provided. To achieve this, the review will assess:
The current timetable for completing the review and implementing the new strategy is as follows:
Desktop review of data from the last five years
Survey to all service users from the past five years (where email address is known)
Stakeholder event 1 to be held at the Council Offices
Stakeholder event 2 to be held at the Council Offices
Completion of Homelessness Review
Homelessness Strategy Working Group meets to consider Homelessness Review and inform emerging strategy
Summary of emerging strategy presented to Cabinet
Summary of emerging strategy presented to Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Public consultation on proposed strategic priorities opens on our dedicated consultation website
Summary of emerging strategy presented to Spelthorne Joint Committee
Public consultation on proposed strategic priorities continues on our dedicated consultation website
Public consultation on proposed strategic priorities closes
Homelessness Strategy Working Group meets to consider findings from public consultation and agrees final draft strategy
Final draft strategy presented to SBC Management Team for approval
|March 2020||Final draft strategy presented to Cabinet for approval|
New strategy in use
Officer / councillor / stakeholder group formed to review progress of the strategy and monitor outcomes
It's important to remember that these dates may change depending on operational requirements.
We launched a public consultation on the emerging strategic priorities. This consultation ran from midday on Monday 2nd December 2019 to midday Monday 13th January 2020. The consultation consisted of an online questionnaire which was available on our dedicated consultation website. We also placed notices on our community notice boards, and provided hard copies to local libraries. We are currently considering the findings from the public and stakeholder consultation and will report to Cabinet in March 2020.