Your views and comments regarding the draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022 are welcomed in order that amendments can be made before presenting the final draft to Three Rivers District Council's elected Members for their approval.

Outlined below are the Council's three priority objectives for the Homelessness Strategy.  You have the opportunity to state your level of agreement with these priorities and provide feedback. 

THE SURVEY WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2019

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* 1. OBJECTIVE 1: PREVENT AND RELIEVE HOMELESSNESS 
Please state how strongly you agree or disagree with the following outcome targets, set to prevent homelessness
(For more detail on this objective, please see pages 21 to 23 of the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022).

  Strongly agree Tend to agree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know/not applicable
1.1 Service is prepared for Homelessness Reduction Act
1.2 A consistent service provided to all customers that approach any Herts authority as homeless
1.3 Duty to Refer awareness sessions delivered to partner agencies including how to make referrals across the County
1.4 Comprehensive, self-service information available for customers
1.5 To predict demand on the service based on trend analysis and target resources accordingly
1.6 No rough sleepers in the district. 
1.7 Hotspots and trends identified in the district

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* 2. OBJECTIVE 1 continued: PREVENT AND RELIEVE HOMELESSNESS 
Please state how strongly you agree or disagree with the following outcome targets, set to prevent homelessness
(For more detail on this objective, please see pages 21 to 23 of the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022).

  Strongly agree Tend to agree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know/not applicable
1.8 Agreed protocol with all RPs so that tenants threatened with eviction will receive advice and options
1.9 Housing service to receive the Gold Standard from NPSS
1.10 Client groups are dealt with in a planned way rather than at crisis
1.11 Housing Allocation Policy is updated following Homelessness Reduction Act
1.12 To educate 700 students in ‘Home Truths’ sessions
1.13 Formalised protocol for how the Police will identify and refer those homeless or at risk of homelessness
1.14 To ensure that wider homelessness issues are considered as part of the health and wellbeing agenda

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* 3. OBJECTIVE 2: INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION
Please state how strongly you agree or disagree with the following outcome targets, set to increase the supply of accommodation, including temporary accommodation. 
(For more detail on this objective, please see pages 23 and 24 of the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022).

  Strongly agree Tend to agree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know/not applicable
2.1 TA is provided in sufficient quantity and to a good standard to meet the needs of all client groups
2.2 Sufficient supply of housing and affordable housing for the district
2.3 Two empty homes to be bought back into use per year
2.4 Increased use of private rented sector for homeless households
2.5 Property identified and partnership support for one customer with complex needs

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* 4. OBJECTIVE 3: IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF HOUSING ACROSS THE DISTRICT
Please state how strongly you agree or disagree with the following outcome targets, set to improve the standard of housing across the district
(For more detail on this objective, please see pages 24  and 25 of the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022).

  Strongly agree Tend to agree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know/not applicable
3.1 Better understanding of conditions in the private rented sector
3.2 Improved conditions and landlord knowledge in the private rented sector
3.3 Improved conditions in the private rented sector 
3.4 People live in regulated properties of an appropriate standard
3.5 Properties licenced in accordance with the new legislation
3.6 Properties used to prevent homelessness and discharge homeless duties are to an agreed standard
3.7 People can live in homes appropriate for their needs

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* 5. If you feel that a key objective has been overlooked or if you have any further comments to make on the Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022, please provide comments below

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* 6. If replying on behalf of an agency/organisation, please give your details below

Many thanks for completing the survey

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