Report: Homelessness – the road to prevention

The Homelessness Reduction Act (2017) has expanded the responsibility of English local authorities towards those deemed eligible and unintentionally homeless, requiring them to put preventative plans in place. LGiU is half way through a commission, led by leaders from two of our member councils, that is investigating precisely how councils can fulfil this obligation. In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent Commission discussions on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively. Read the full long read account on Shorthand.

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Published
29 Nov 2018
Authors
Andrew Walker
Category
Children's services and education, Housing and Planning, Welfare and Equalities