People with homelessness experience - Have your say on Homelessness Prevention and Ending Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022 Review

Welcome to the Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleepers Strategy 2022 Survey. 

Rotherham Council are currently reviewing the Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleepers Strategy for 2023 to 2026. The strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve the aim of preventing homelessness and ending rough sleeping in Rotherham and ensuring people get the help and support they need. 

We want to consult with a range of people about our strategy which will help us deal with homelessness and rough sleeping, help understand the action we need to consider and help shape the plan. There is a strong sense that the knowledge and experience of people with experience of homelessness is really beneficial. We have designed a set of questions to gather people's view and thoughts who have experienced homelessness. 

Rough sleeping and begging are noticeable signs of homelessness. However, homelessness affects far more people than people who seen rough sleeping. There are individuals and families who do not have a settled home to call their own, and who are in living in temporary accommodation. Many people are feeling the effects of Covid-19 and the rising costs of living on their livelihoods, and may now be more at risk of losing their home.