Rough Sleeper Work
Managed by Path and working with other service providers and Plymouth Cty Council, the city's Rough Sleeping Development Worker leads on the implementation and further development of the city's Rough Sleeper Strategy.
This post is therefore tasked with coordinating the city's approach to rough sleeper work, ensuring consistency and communication between both statutory and voluntary sectors. The primary task is to produce, review and monitor a strategy for the city, supporting its development and implementation. In addition, this post manages the Rough Sleepers team.
For 2010 / 11, a priority is developing a new RS strategy, working with partners to produce, consult on and implement the next phase of work to support people vulnerable to sleeping rough.
The city wrote an action plan which seeks to address the broad-ranging issues that have been identified in Plymouth, from addessing issues around the supply of housing to encourage more realistic expectations about to move-on amonst service users and front line staff.
This action plan was the result of a such cross-agency approach, bringing together representatives from the city's Supporting People Core Strategy Group, the Independant Provider Forum, and the Homelessness Strategy Implementation Group to develop an inclusive and dynamic action plan to tackle this key issue in the city
Path had a member of staff working at a strategy level to help implement and deliver many of the actions from the Move-On plan. Some of the results of this are resources available from this site, including:
* Move-on action plan
* Floating Support service directory
For 2010 / 11, a specific aspect of the Move-On work that continues is support for people moving on from hostels into private rented accommodation.