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Rough Sleeping Strategy: delivery plan

1. The Rough Sleeping Strategy sets out our plan to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027. It includes a range of commitments, intended both to help those who are sleeping on our streets or currently at risk of doing so, and to lay the foundations for a system focused on prevention, early intervention, and a rapid rehousing approach to recovery.

2. This document sets out more information on the 61 commitments made in the strategy, and when we expect to see them delivered. It also sets out a few examples of the work we are already doing – including new projects which are underway, people who have been helped by our work, and new approaches to partnership working in local areas – in addition to information about the expert team we have put in place to achieve our mission to end rough sleeping.

3. We committed to update the strategy on an annual basis. From 2019 onwards, we will refresh the strategy annually, setting out both progress on existing commitments and any new interventions as we continue to work to help some of the most vulnerable people in society and make rough sleeping a thing of the past. As we made clear in the strategy, this is just the beginning of our work to end rough sleeping and we are already working across government to ensure that as more people are helped off the streets, we increasingly focus on preventative work to ensure no one has to sleep rough in the first place.