New forum on homelessness to
A new forum to help Liverpool City
Council's drive to prevent homelessness and reduce rough sleeping is being
launched. It is open to anybody; whether they provide a service to homeless
people, are homeless themselves or have been in the past, or simply have an
interest in the subject.
The new forum, which will meet twice a year, is part of the council's strategy
on tackling homelessness in the City. "There is, quite rightly, a lot of interest in homelessness,
but perhaps some
people, do not fully appreciate some of the issues involved and the work which
goes on to resolve them.
This new body will give us a chance to explain what we and our partners are
doing and aiming to achieve.
But, we know we don't have a monopoly of wisdom in this area and we are keen to
hear other views and ideas. It will also be an opportunity for people to ask
questions about this subject. How we deal with homelessness is a very
important issue so I am hoping that we get a good attendance at the forum." said
Councillor Frank Hont, cabinet member for housing.
The 1st meeting of the forum will take place at Liverpool Town Hall, on 7
September 2016, from 10am to 12 noon, when the Council's new Homeless Strategy, for 2016 to
2020 will be launched. To book a place at this free event please
email them, stating if you have any access requirements.
If you see a rough sleeper you can help by calling the helpline on:- 0300 123 2041
and support will be offered to them.