Councillors on the Finance and Democracy committee met on Monday (25 January) approving further funding from Government to support both the operation of the homelessness and housing advice service at Fylde Council and the progress towards meeting Fylde’s ‘Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025’.

The vision for Fylde Council’s ‘Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025’ is to work to prevent and relieve homelessness in Fylde, by providing homelessness services with our partners that are accessible, professional and make a difference.

The funding will be allocated to allow the continuation of the role of the Rapid Rehousing Officer and a Customer Services Housing Specialist.  The Rapid Rehousing Officer works with clients who have multiple complex needs and is currently funded to March 2022.  The Customer Services Housing Specialist role ensure all enquiries for homelessness and housing advice are picked up quickly.  An element of the funding will also be used to continue to support clients facing homelessness.

Cllr Tommy Threlfall, Chair of the Environment, Health and Housing Committee said: “At Fylde, we recognise that some of our clients may have more complex needs and require more involved support. We are very pleased to acquire funding which will enable us to continue to prevent and relieve homelessness in Fylde.”