In December 2017, the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee agreed to undertake a short inquiry into rough sleeping in Wales.
Terms of reference
The terms of reference for the inquiry were to consider:
The Committee received 22 written submissions and held six oral evidence sessions with stakeholders and the Minister for Housing and Regeneration. The written responses and a schedule of oral evidence can be viewed below.
The Committee published its report: Life on the streets: preventing and tackling rough sleeping in Wales in April 2018.
On publication of the report, John Griffiths AM, Chair of the Committee said:
“We heard from a range of organisations who support rough sleepers and from experts who have completed extensive research in this subject area. Perhaps more importantly, we heard from people who have first-hand experience of life on the streets but have since been supported into accommodation. They gave moving accounts of how they ended up sleeping rough.”
At its meeting on 5 June 2019, the Committee agreed to undertake additional follow up work into rough sleeping in Wales. Consequently, the Committee held a stakeholder event and a follow up scrutiny session with the Minister for Housing and Local Government.
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Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 05/01/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee