May 29, 2024

Pilot scheme launched across Conwy and Denbighshire

A new team to assist homeless people with high and complex needs has been launched across Denbighshire and Conwy.

The Housing First pilot aims to ensure people are settled as quickly as possible into their own home and are provided with the support they need, at their own pace, and for as long as they need it, to sustain their tenancy.

There is an emerging evidence base to show this innovative approach has the potential to deliver a sustainable exit from homelessness, improve health and well-being and enable social integration.

This approach is being supported and funded by the Welsh Government, with the team working with Denbighshire County Council and Conwy County Borough Council.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, Denbighshire County Council’s lead member for Well-being and Independence, said:

“I’m pleased we will be operating the Housing First pilot to provide additional support to those residents who are experiencing long-term homelessness.”

Cllr Charlie McCoubrey, Conwy County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory, said:

“I’m very pleased that we’re able to work together as local authorities on the Housing First initiative and to also help achieve the wider aims of the Regional Homelessness Strategy.”