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 have worked closely with a range of partners and our parish and town councils to make sure that our vision, strategies and action plans will, over time, create a housing market in which homes are more affordable, of high quality and better meet needs.
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 – as well as making the most effective use of housing stock already here.
- 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 providing frequent information about our progress against plans.
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