New homelessness strategy consultation

Have your say on local homelessness services

We are now consulting on a new Homelessness Strategy and welcome your views. The consultation is for a 9 week period from 16 October to 5pm on 14 December 2017.

Homelessness or the threat of homelessness can have a detrimental effect on our residents in a number of ways. It can impact on physical and mental health. It can result in a loss of self-esteem and an inability to deal with the situation, including finding or maintaining employment and sustaining relationships. Children can suffer from the experience, and the uncertainty can affect their educational attainment and emotional well-being. Cheshire East’s Housing Options Team understands how important it is to prevent homelessness from occurring in the first place, and to provide rapid intervention when crisis does occur.

Why we are consulting

The Council has to undertake a review of their homelessness service every 5 years and produce a new strategy. It is important that we have an effective strategy to tackle homelessness, which will enable us to support those most in need and to prevent homelessness wherever possible in Cheshire East.

During the review, we worked extensively with our partners, community and voluntary sector, service providers and service users and our residents, which has informed the priorities for the new strategy and how we can continue to provide our homelessness service. View the Cheshire East Council Homelessness Review 2014-2017 (PDF, 2.1MB).

Give us your views

To view the draft Homelessness Strategy and to take part in the survey, see Cheshire East Homelessness Strategy 2018-2021 Survey