EAST Riding Council is currently carrying out a review of homelessness and wants to hear more about people’s views and experiences.
The council is trying to build up a full picture of homelessness in the area and is asking people to complete a survey.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said; “Homelessness is a situation which the vast majority of people will never experience and yet the council has a role to play in helping the homeless to find accommodation. We are working to find solutions to the problem which fit with the needs of homeless people.”
The survey is available online by logging onto the council’s website, or calling in to any of the council’s customer services centres for help in filling it in. The survey can also be completed over the phone by ringing (01482) 396111.
The council would also like to hear from agencies or services which are providing help or advice to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and a separate survey is available.
In addition, the council is developing a Private Rented Housing Strategy and a key objective of that will examine how the authority can increase access to the private sector for people who are or have been homeless.
They would like to hear from landlords or managing agents and tenants of privately rented housing in the East Riding, who can fill in two on-line surveys.
These can be found be visiting www.eastriding.gov.uk/housingstrategy. The closing date for completion is Monday October 15.