Decision details

Impact of the pandemic on homelessness in the borough and an updated homelessness strategy delivery plan

Decision Maker: Housing, Economy and Business Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report setting out the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of housing, advice and homelessness services and how Encompass has responded.


Lorraine Thomas, Managing Director of Encompass LATC Ltd, introduced the report.


The committee noted Encompass’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that plans were in place should a “second wave” of the virus reach the borough, and thanked the staff of Encompass for their work through this difficult time.



1.    To note the actions taken by Encompass LATC in response to COVID-19 pandemic and the performance in quarter 1 2020/21.

2.    To convene a further meeting of the Homelessness Strategy Task and Finish Group during the autumn to consider revisions to the homelessness strategy delivery plan, subject to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report author: Lorraine Thomas

Publication date: 27/11/2020

Date of decision: 13/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee

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