Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet has unanimously approved the Housing Support Programme 2022 – 2026, which sets out its future approach to preventing homelessness and delivering housing support services.
A comprehensive needs assessment has been undertaken by the council when developing the programme, to identify its strengths in delivering homeless and housing support services, as well as improving in those areas where further work is needed.
The programme features a number of key principles. chief among which are:
- The council aims to ensure that access to support services is swift and transparent and partners will work to prevent homelessness where possible
- The council will work to ensure that everyone has access to fair and suitable accommodation that is affordable sustainable and energy efficient
- Access to advice and assistance will be readily available across a number of platforms for people to be able to understand what housing related rights they have and what support services are available to allow them to have access to good quality housing and related support.
- Relevant pathways for signposting will in place to allow access to information so people are empowered to, where viable, support themselves.
Cllr Shayne Cook, the council’s cabinet member for social care and housing, said “Preventing homelessness and providing sustainable housing is a key priority for the Council. The programme not only builds on the considerable achievements of the Council’s housing support service, but also recognises the work already delivered to prevent and address homelessness across the county borough. We are committed to working with stakeholders and expanding our services to ensure we meet the broad range of needs of those people requiring support.”