Homelessness Scrutiny Review

Concerns about rising levels of rough sleeping nationally alongside the government’s welfare reform agenda led councillors including Chris Read to undertake a Scrutiny review looking into the arrangements to prevent and tackle homelessness in Rotherham.

The resulting report – which recomends close monitoring of the impact of welfare reform, consideration of the need for emergency bedspace within the borough (or better arrangements with neighbouring councils), and better working alongside private sector landlords – was presented to the council’s Cabinet at the end of last month. You can read it in full by clicking here.

It’s now possible for members of the public to suggest local issues and topics that they would like to be considered as part of the Scrutiny process in future. To make suggestions, please click here.

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