Liverpool City Council tackles homelessness with new forum

Liverpool City Council is launching a new forum to tackle homelessness and reduce rough sleeping in the city.

Meetings will take place twice a year and anyone is welcome to attend, whether they have been affected by homelessness or simply have an interest in the subject.

Councillor Frank Hont, cabinet member for housing, says: “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.”

The first meeting of the forum will be held at Liverpool Town Hall on 7 September between 10am and 12pm, when the council’s new Homeless Strategy for 2016 to 2020 will be launched.

To reserve a place at the meeting send an email to adultcommissioningteam@liverpool.gov.uk and outline any access requirements.

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