Housing Options and Homeless Strategy

The Housing Options Homeless Strategy 2018-23 sets out our priorities for tackling homelessness in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Strategy builds on the Homeless improvement plan that has been in place since 2015 following a review and engagement with the Scottish Housing Regulator. The strategy acknowledges the improvements that the service has already achieved. Our Council is committed to the continuous development of a high quality, outcome focused Housing Options and Homeless Service.


The Homeless Strategy contributes to the Council's Priority to "protect our most vulnerable people". Community Planning partners share the vision within the Homeless Strategy of "Working together to prevent the causes of homelessness and where we are unable to prevent its occurrence, working together to provide the best outcomes for those who are homeless or at threat of homelessness".

The Dumfries and Galloway Homeless Strategy will work towards this vision under four themes:

  1. Access to the Housing Options and Homeless Service
  2. Homeless Prevention
  3. Temporary Accommodation
  4. Service User Outcomes

Monitoring and Review

The Housing Options and Homeless Strategy Action Plan will be monitored through the Councils Performance Management Framework and be subject to performance reports to the Communities Committee.

Further information

Page last updated: 31/10/2023
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