Decision details

Approval of the Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy 2022-2027

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Wellbeing and Community Leadership

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the adoption and publication of the new Lincolnshire Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022-27.


To approve the adoption and publication of the new Lincolnshire Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022-27.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council must have a current strategy to be compliant with legislation.

The strategy will provide the priorities for the next 5 years which Lincolnshire Councils and other organisations will work together to achieve.  

There will be an action plan produced setting out how the priorities will be achieved, and this will be a working document which will be updated as and when required.

The other Lincolnshire District Councils agree with having a countywide strategy.

Alternative options considered:

It is not an option to do nothing as the law requires that all local authorities have a strategy on homelessness and rough sleeping.

South Holland District Council could produce its own strategy but this would not be the preferred approach due to the established and effective partnership and positive outcomes achieved to date through collaborative working.

The South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership could produce a strategy for the 3 authorities contained within in but again, this would isolate these authorities from the other districts and given the other cross-council partnerships such as Change4Lincs, this is not a logical option.

A countywide strategy is seen as good practice and cost effective. Many of the priorities require Lincolnshire to work together to achieve better outcomes for our residents. Having a countywide strategy has also helped increase grant funding for countywide housing and homelessness initiatives. This is because it evidences the seven Lincolnshire Councils and where applicable Lincolnshire County Council can work together for the benefit of its residents. 

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities in two or more wards or electoral divisions of the Council;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Draft strategy has been through a formal 6 week consultation process and was also discussed at Policy Development Panel on 04.10.22.


Service users
Members including Portfolio Holder
Voluntary sector

Contact: Gemma Johnson, Homeless Reduction and Private Sector Improvement Manager Email:

Publication date: 29/03/2023

Date of decision: 29/03/2023

Effective from: 06/04/2023

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