Rapid Rehousing is a new approach to help those who experience homelessness.
Our Housing Service, along with Angus Health & Social Care Partnership and other housing providers and stakeholders, have started work to develop a 5 year Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.
The Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was set up by the Scottish Government in October 2017 to produce recommendations to end homelessness and rough sleeping.
70 detailed recommendations were published in June 2018 and set out a vision of an approach whereby prevention of homelessness is vital and the responsibility lies not just with local authorities but with all parts of the public sector.
When homelessness occurs, rapid rehousing should be the default position. Rapid rehousing is about making sure people who experience homelessness reach a settled housing option as quickly as possible rather than staying in temporary accommodation for too long.
The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan in Angus
The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan is a new planning system for local authorities and their partners to transition to a rapid rehousing approach.
Each Local Authority is required to develop their plans in partnership with stakeholders over a planned and costed phase of 5 years (2019/20 to 2023/24) by 31 December 2018.
We are currently running engagement sessions to develop the plan with the Angus Health & Social Care Partnership, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), support agencies, communities teams and other partners.
Here are few photos from Monday’s awareness-raising session at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath: