Public bodies have a duty to refer people they consider may be homeless or are likely to become homeless within 56 days.
The public bodies which have a duty to refer are as follows:
What do I need to know?
- You can refer any customer / service user you've identified as being either homeless or threatened with homelessness. Take a look at the other information in this section for more advice.
- The customer / service user must give their consent to be referred.
- The individual can choose which local authority they wish to be referred to, so ask them where they would like the referral to be sent.
- If in any doubt, or if your customer / service user needs urgent housing assistance, please contact Homelessness Team or telephone 01709 336009.
If you’re one of the public bodies in the table above and want to refer a customer please contact us or telephone 01709 336009.
This process does not replace or affect any safeguarding concerns and referrals. Please report safeguarding concerns in the usual way.