Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy

Guiding Principles

At the core of this strategy there are a number of guiding principles that will underpin our approach to both the development and delivery of homelessness services throughout their lifespan.

These principles have been co-produced with the wider homelessness sector partners and Council colleagues.

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Partnership Working

We will have a strong focus on partnership working, expanding upon the relationships developed to tackle the many challenge s that exist around homelessness and inequalities.

Person centered

Person Centred

We will work with people as individuals and support their unique situations, aspirations, strengths, and personal challenges.

Solution focussed

Solution Focused

We will create, share, and replicate best practice and innovation to find lasting solutions in responses to homelessness and its prevention across Rotherham.



We will respond quickly and effectively, ensuring we safeguard people and provide effective flexible services. Whilst we will focus our efforts on prevention, where homelessness does occur, we will make sure the experience is as brief as possible and not repeated.