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Homelessness strategy to be created in Jersey

The review and strategy are expected to be completed by next year. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A homelessness strategy is to be created in Jersey and will aim to identify the extent of the issue in the island, according to the Government of Jersey.

Professionals from the public, charitable and private sectors have been brought together to oversee the development of the strategy.

Simon Burgess, a Chartered Surveyor and managing director in finance, will chair the board.

Senator Sam Mézec says the strategy is in line with government policy to reduce income inequality and improve the standard of living.

This document will be owned by the community and will set out the steps we need to take to tackle homelessness. I do not underestimate the challenges we will need to address, but we will not shy away from difficult findings or recommendations.

The Government of Jersey will be a key partner in taking forward many of the actions in the strategy, working collaboratively with voluntary and community organisations, housing providers and the private sector to deliver the actions from the strategy.

– Senator Sam Mézec, Minister for Children and Housing

The review and strategy are expected to be completed by next year.