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Request 18819

14 March 2016

Applicant type: Company

Please will you kindly tell me when your strategy for tackling & preventing homelessness was last reviewed & if a mapping & gapping exercise was carried out at that time & if identified any groups who were excluded in your community?

Response

Advice given - 11 April 2016

We published the Homelessness Review in March 2012 and also our Homelessness Strategy 2012 - 2016 (but the work was done in 2011 for the review).

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/homelessness_review_2012.pdf

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/homelessness_strategy.htm

Subsequent to this we have not carried out another formal review (we are planning to do so this year).

We have also published info on the PRS from Cambridge University which demonstrates PRS becoming increasingly unaffordable for those reliant on Housing Benefit - http://www.richmond.gov.uk/tenancy_strategy_evidence_base_2012.pdf

The Tenancy Strategy Evidence Base also includes issues around affordability (to buy) and housing need (Housing Register data) http://www.richmond.gov.uk/dtz_full_report.pdf

Public Health have also published a 'Health Needs Assessment' on the health needs of rough sleepers - this is available at http://www.datarich.info/jsna and click on wider determinants of public health and then click on homelessness.

Please note that our responses were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of release, and have not subsequently been updated. This information should be considered an historical record only.

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