Bury Council's new Homelessness Strategy for 2010-2013 builds on the success of the 2003 strategy and takes account the new challenges and priorities. The strategy provides an opportunity for all local agencies to work together in addressing the challenges presented by homelessness in Bury and to help the Government achieve its targets.
The aim of the 2010-2013 Homelessness Strategy is to further enhance the services and options available for helping people who are homeless in Bury. It also takes account of the Government's changing agenda which places a higher priority on homeless prevention and partnership working.
'Better Living in Later Life': Bury's Housing Strategy for Older People (2009 - 2014)
This strategy aims to ensure that older people are not overlooked or excluded and have choice and control over their lives. The Council has a role in championing the needs and aspirations of older people and promoting all aspects of wellbeing including housing, health and care and other aspects relating to quality of life.
The Council wants to ensure that older people have decent homes to live in, to secure and maintain their independence, reduce health inequalities and offer care services that are flexible enough to meet the different choices older people will increasingly make.
'Promoting Choice and Increasing Opportunity in Bury': Bury's Affordable Housing Strategy (2011 - 2016)
Bury Council's new affordable housing strategy which spans the period 2011 to 16 was written in response to the local and national need for more affordable homes and was based on evidence from the 2001 Census and the Local Housing Market Assessment. The strategy highlights the reasons for the shortage of affordable housing in Bury and demonstrates the steps Bury need to undertake to improve delivery and meet housing need across the Borough.
The main focus of the strategy is to increase the number of affordable homes through new build development and existing partnerships. Bury Council know how important it is to provide good quality housing which includes a range of different types and tenures to meet the needs of those who want to live here and our wider plans for building sustainable communities.
Strategic Tenancy Policy
The Localism Act 2011 requires all local authorities in England to publish a Strategic Tenancy Policy for their area by 13 January 2013. The aim being to provide a framework for decision making for registered providers on key issues such as length of tenancy, stock utilisation and other circumstances that may apply.
Between March and September 2012, Council officers worked with housing providers and other interested parties to give detailed consideration to these issues balancing the need to make the most appropriate use of housing stock and the importance of sustainable and stable communities.
During October and November 2012 we consulted with you on our proposals for the new Strategic Tenancy Policy. We have analysed the responses received, the results can be found in the documents on the right hand side on this page.
Allocation Policy Consultation
During October and November 2012 we consulted with you on our proposals for the new Allocation Policy. We have analysed the responses received, the results can be found in the documents on the right hand side on this page.