Vulnerable people at risk of homelessness will be offered improved help to stay in their homes under a new homelessness strategy in Ceredigion.

The Opening Doors Strategy, was approved in a meeting of Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 27 November 2018. The strategy will focus on providing housing for homeless people and make sure the right support is available at the time when they need it most.

The Strategy reviewed existing services and looked at better ways of working to prevent and reduce homelessness. The review also highlighted good and excellent ways of working already being carried out.

The Opening Doors Strategy will focus on four key elements.
• To prevent homelessness where possible.
• To work with other organisations to reduce homelessness.
• To put people at the centre of services.
• To help homeless people be a part of society and to have good access to services.

The Cabinet member responsible for Housing, Councillor Dafydd Edwards said, “Our vision is for the Council to work with partners to make sure that we prevent homelessness where possible, and to help people who are homeless to have access to affordable housing that's suitable for their needs. We strive to make sure that people live in housing that is suitable for their needs.”

Opening Doors will be the Council's homelessness strategy for the next four years.