Housing Options and Homeless Strategy

The Housing Options and Homeless Strategy 2023-2028 sets out the Council's and partners' priorities for tackling homelessness and homelessness prevention in Dumfries & Galloway.

The Scottish Government's Ending Homelessness Together: updated action plan published in October 2020 recognises the shared ambition of national and local government to end homelessness in Scotland and states "everyone should have a home that meets their needs".

Through our strategy we will:

  • Embed a person-centred approach
  • Prevent homelessness from happening in the first place
  • Join up planning and resources to tackle homelessness
  • Respond quickly and effectively whenever homelessness happens
  • Prioritise settled homes for all

The strategy has five key themes, each with a set of strategic outcomes.  Underpinning the Strategy is the Council's Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan 2023-2028 (RRTP) and its associated annual workplan.  The RRTP is a dynamic plan which will be updated throughout the lifespan of the Strategy.

The five key themes are:

  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Communication and Service Improvements
  • Temporary Accommodation
  • Support
  • Client Outcomes

View the Housing documents below:

Monitoring and Review

Progress against the strategy objectives will be monitored through the Council's Performance Management Framework and be subject to performance reports to Communities Committee.

In addition, the Council provides an Annual Assurance Statement to the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Further information

  • Find out about housing options and help for homeless people
  • Call 030 33 33 3000 or visit our Housing Options & Homeless Service offices at the following locations:

    Annan: Council Offices, Annan Town Hall, High Street, Annan, DG12 6AQ
    Dumfries: Council Offices, 122 - 124 Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PB
    Kirkcudbright: Council Offices, Darr Road, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG
    Stranraer: Council Offices, Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ
Page last updated: 19/02/2024
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