Merthyr Tydfil Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan
Our Vision for Rapid Rehousing
Ensuring people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness access the right home at the right time and in the right place, as part of our Rapid Rehousing approach. We strive to secure appropriate accommodation as swiftly as possible for those that have become homeless, along with the right kind of personalised support, helping them to a secure future and optimising their wellbeing. Merthyr Tydfil is a place where homelessness is prevented or rare, brief and unrepeated.
Rapid Rehousing is about taking a housing led approach to rehousing people that are experiencing homelessness, making sure they reach settled housing as quickly as possible rather than staying in temporary accommodation for too long.
It is based on the principles of moving people to settled accommodation quickly, with temporary accommodation (although key), ideally being a limited part of the model. The Welsh Government is committed to making homelessness rare, brief and unrepeated.
Prevention of homelessness is the primary focus on this as well as early intervention in order to achieve a higher rate of success in relation to keeping people in their own homes is key.
We have four broad strategic priorities in our Housing Support Programme Strategy | Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. These are:
- Strengthen early intervention and prevention services and specialised support to prevent homelessness
- Ensuring people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness access the right home at the right time and in the right place, as part of our Rapid Rehousing approach
- Further strengthen Housing Support services
- Work collaboratively to provide holistic, person-centred support with effective specialist interventions where necessary.