Rough Sleeping in Wales – Everyone’s Problem; No One’s Responsibility
The Auditor General for Wales published this Report in
July 2020, which looks at how public bodies can help to end people sleeping
rough in Wales.
This is the phase two work of Audit Wales’ review of partnership working and follows on from the report looking at Public Service Boards, published in October 2019.
In the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Welsh Government supported local authorities to rehouse over 800 people sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness. One of the unexpected outcomes of the lockdown is that rough sleeping has been significantly reduced.
The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has prioritised homelessness and rough sleeping during this Senedd, taking evidence and producing detailed reports with recommendations to tackle the issues involved. The Committee will continue to hold the Welsh Government to account on this important issue in the coming months, and this report will help inform scrutiny.
The Public Accounts Committee noted the Report in September 2020.
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First published: 13/08/2020