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Homes and Housing Strategy

Both Councils share a vision that residents should have somewhere affordable to live and call home.

This provides a sense of belonging, contributes to positive health and wellbeing and strengthens community spirit. 

We are pleased to announce both Councils adopted the ‘Homes and Housing Strategy 2019 -2024’ and the ‘Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019 -2024’ in March 2019.

These strategies mean that we will:

  • Work with anyone wanting to develop and deliver the right homes, in the right places, at the right time. We will also as make the best use of our housing stock
  • Create more choice and ways of empowering residents to secure a long-term, stable home
  • Fully commit to the ‘one public sector’ approach – making sure all tax payer funded resources work towards the same goals
  • Be open and transparent and provide information about our progress against plans


Strategy Documents

Homes and Housing Strategy 2019-2024:

Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy:


Housing Assistance Policy

The Councils Housing Assistance Policy offers assistance to disabled residents to improve accessibility and suitability of their accommodation.

The key objectives of the Housing Assistance Policy are:

  • To enable residents to remain living independently in their own home
  • To help prevent hospital, care home or residential home admissions
  • To facilitate the prompt discharge of residents from hospital
  • To prevent the need for increased expenditure elsewhere in the ‘Suffolk System’, including Health and Social Care.

More information on the policy