Issue details

OD-17-11 Rough Sleeper Project Grant Award

The project requires the acceptance of £331,719 over a 2 year period from the Department of Communities and Local Government for a multi-agency response to rough sleeping in the Town.


The Department of Communities and Local Government issued a letter to the Chief Executive offering a grant to Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council of £331,719 to address rough sleeping. A steering group of service providers has been established with the Ipswich Local Housing partnership led by Ipswich Borough Council.


Why it is being made listing reasons for the decision

Rough sleeping is increasing and is a concern. The last count in November 2017 showed a 70% annual increase to 27 people. The Council works with the Ipswich Local Housing partnership to address all causes of homelessness and rough sleeping and ensure that these people are supported back into the community. This award will be a significant help in resourcing additional services.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/07/2017

Decision due: 3 Apr 2017 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

Leader of the Council, Housing and the Finance Portfolio holders, Section 151 officer