Duty to refer

Referral Form for Public Authorities subject to the Duty to refer service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

From 1 October 2018, under section 213B Homelessness Reduction Act 2017,  the following public authorities are required to notify a housing authority of service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness (i.e. it is likely they will become homeless within 56 days).
(a) prisons;
(b) youth offender institutions;
(c) secure training centres;
(d) secure colleges;
(e) youth offending teams;
(f) probation services (including community rehabilitation companies);
(g) Jobcentre Plus;
(h) social service authorities;
(i) emergency departments;
(j) urgent treatment centres; and,
(k) hospitals in their function of providing inpatient care.
Before making a referral a public authority must:
(a) have consent to the referral from the individual;

(b) allow the individual to identify the housing authority in England which they would like the notification to be made to; and,
(c) have consent from the individual that their contact details can be supplied so the housing authority can contact them regarding the referral.
Please note that this referral does not constitute a Homeless Application. It is advisable for that the person being referred has a local connection to Runnymede.

To make a referral please complete the Duty to referral form.

 

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