Response to Welsh Government Rough Sleeping Action Plan



In relation to the below I have agreed a response with the Wallich which reflects our current position:



We welcome the Rough Sleeping Action Plan with its relatively short-term focus (2 years) and fairly detailed actions, which it highlights can be mostly taken forward within existing resources – crucial in today’s economic climate where we cannot rely on additional funding being made available.  Its positive that there is a recognition that input is needed by all organisations and not just LAs, and we are reassured by the commitment from WG in driving this forward. We particularly welcome the recognition of a need for a range of actions and the need to take a holistic approach rather than it just being about availability of accommodation. 


The Wallich have already been approached in North Wales by the Superintendent responsible for Community Safety in North Wales Police, to facilitate the set-up of a multi-agency group across North Wales to plan how we will contribute to meeting the Rough Sleeping Action Plan in North Wales and how we effectively feed into the Assembly with this work.


Best wishes,