Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

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Ipswich Borough Council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 – 2024 has been developed with partners, following the publication of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy (published in August 2018) which called on all local authorities to have a separate Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

The Council had previously included homelessness within its Housing Strategy so this was updated in 2019 to reflect the change and to include other areas of focus for Housing Services.

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out Ipswich Borough Council’s vision for an:

“Ipswich where those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness receive the advice, support and assistance they need to access accommodation they can call home.”

The strategy focuses on four priorities:

  • Prevention of Homelessness
  • Increasing access to suitable accommodation
  • Supporting vulnerable households to secure and maintain accommodation
  • Tackling Rough Sleeping

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 is available to download as a PDF.:

There is a suite of documents that support this strategy and provide the factual backdrop to both the local and national current climate. There is also an action plan detailing further how the Council plans to meet its objectives. The action plan is the pinnacle of the strategy itself and will evolve and respond throughout the period to reflect local and national change. The supporting documents are available to download as PDFs here:

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Housing Policy & Strategy,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000