Right time, right place? An evaluation of the Individual Budget approach to tackling rough sleeping in Wales

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Abstract

In 2011 the Welsh Local Authority Homelessness Network sought to explore new and innovative solutions to tackling long-term homelessness. The Network worked with a number of local authorities to help fund fresh approaches to working with entrenched rough sleepers. Five pilot areas were provided funding:1. Cardiff2. Newport3. Swansea4. Bridgend5. Ynys Mon & GwyneddIt was intended that the work in these areas would focus on the most difficult to house individuals by working with existing support services which would have access to an Individual Budget (IB) approach to help people into sustainable accommodation. Each area was encouraged to develop their pilots in ways which suited their client group, the existing services and the context of the area. Areas had funding of around £20,000 which would be provided as budgets for individual rough sleepers. Additional funds were available to cover limited management or staffing costs. It was envisaged that each pilot area would work with ten clients who would have access to an individual budget of £2,000. This study was commissioned by the Welsh Local Authority Homelessness Network in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government to evaluate these pilots.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Commissioning bodyWelsh Local Authority Homelessness Network
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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