Plan to cut homelessness in Wales
The Welsh Assembly has unveiled a 10-year plan to reduce homelessness by improving accommodation and services.
Welsh deputy housing minister Jocelyn Davies announced a consultation on the plan at a Shelter Cymru conference on homelessness in Cardiff.
The assembly wants to ‘reduce homelessness to a minimum by 2019’ and the plan’s approach is to identify people at risk of homelessness as early as possible. Ms Davies said: ‘This plan is about changing the way services are delivered so that they can respond flexibly and at a much earlier stage to support individuals and families to avoid homelessness.’
An action plan will be launched in 2009 setting out how the strategy should be delivered.