The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 introduced a duty on specified public authorities to refer service users who they think may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to local authority housing teams. This duty is effective from 1 October 2018 and will apply to the following agencies;
- Youth offender institutions
- Secure training centres
- Secure colleges
- Youth offending tea
- Probation services (including community rehabilitation companies)
- Jobcentre Plus
- Social service authorities
- Emergency departments
- Urgent treatment centres
- Hospitals in their function of providing inpatient care
More information can be found about the Duty to Refer on the UK Government website
Whilst there are specified public bodies with a statutory duty, we welcome any referrals from agencies. To make a referral please complete the Duty to refer form.
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