Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy

Working in Partnership

Our engagement with the sector, and subsequent consultation, underlined the importance of a partnership-based and multi-agency approach to tackling homelessness. We want to make homelessness everyone’s business: by everyone playing an active role, we can affect the greatest positive change.

Individual voices and stories have provided valuable insights around what the homeless system looks like from within and what can be done differently.

People with lived experience have contributed towards the aims of the strategy. This gave us valuable insight around what the current homeless systems looks and feels like. We want to build on this moving forward by providing an opportunity for people with lived experience to get involved. With an aim to ensure services we deliver are both relevant and of value. This approach will strengthen our partnership with people who can provide expertise through their own lived experience.

The Council works with partners through various forums, including the Homelessness Forum and Rotherham Strategic Housing Forum.

We will work in partnership with the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority to access funding opportunities to help fund viable solutions to tackle homelessness in Rotherham.

The diagram below outlines the various roles involved in the delivery of this strategy with the person experiencing or at risk of homelessness at the core of everything this strategy seeks to deliver.

Voluntary and Community Sector Rotherham Council Statutory Sector General Public People with Lived Experience Businesses Inc. Private Rented Sector.