Melton Borough Council

Six week consultation started for feedback on homelessness services

Published Tuesday, 26th September 2017

Have your say on local homelessness services

Melton Borough Council is asking for your views to help it develop a new strategy which will shape how the Council delivers homelessness services in Melton over the next five years.

A six week consultation opened today and the Council would like to hear your views on how it can help to prevent homelessness in Melton, how its current service works and how it can improve. 

Councillor Alan Pearson, Chair of the Community and Social Affairs Committee said: “In a rural area such as Melton, homelessness can easily go undetected. However, it is a very real problem for many of our residents. Local house prices and rents continue to outstrip rises in local incomes and many families are finding it harder to find somewhere affordable to live. The proposed priorities for our new homelessness strategy will ensure we can help to prevent homelessness and ensure that people are in a better position to meet their own housing needs both now and in the future.”

A Homelessness Review has been published alongside the consultation; it contains a detailed assessment of local housing conditions and homelessness. Key issues identified in the review include difficulties in the private rented sector for those with low to moderate incomes as well as a need for more housing to meet the needs of our growing and aging population, including the need for more affordable homes to rent.

The online consultation is available to view and comment at: https://meltonboroughcouncil.citizenspace.com  

You can also contact the Council on 01664 502322 or email nbutcher@melton.gov.uk

The consultation will end on Monday 6th November 2017.