Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy Public Consultation
Impact of Coronavirus

Due to Government advice on the Coronavirus, the Council is targeting services at residents in the most urgent need.

Therefore, we have decided to extend the public consultation on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy by 6 weeks until Thursday 7 May 2020.

The final Strategy, taking into account feedback to the consultation, was due to be recommended to the Council’s Leadership Team on Wednesday 29 April 2020. This has now been postponed.

Further updates relating to the public consultation on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy will be provided here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/housing/housing-advice-and-support/homelessness-strategy.


The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is developing a new five-year Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy and want to hear your views on the draft strategy they have produced.

The borough has the second highest level of homelessness in the country.  There are more than 3,300 people on the housing register and 700 residents present themselves to the Town Hall for housing advice every month.

RBKC want to work in a different way to prevent homelessness at an earlier stage, and the draft strategy includes a ten-point plan outlining how they will achieve this.

The proposed key priorities include:

  • Preventing residents from becoming homeless and assisting them when they have become homeless
  • Providing suitable accommodation for homeless households
  • Reducing and working towards the elimination of rough sleeping
  • Working with partners to prevent homelessness earlier

A six-week consultation into the draft strategy launched on Monday 17 February and will run until Friday 27 March.

Homelessness and rough sleeping reduction strategy 2020-2025 document. 

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