Inviting homeless applicant to consent to referral to social services, because children in household and may be ineligible or intentionally homeless (section 213A referral duty)
There is a duty to invite a homeless applicant to consent to their details being passed to social services where:
- there are children in the applicant's household, and
- they are unlikely to be owed the main housing duty, either because (1) they may be ineligible for assistance, or (2) they may be homeless and may have become homeless intentionally (under section 208 of the Housing Act 1996).
This letter enables you to invite the applicant to consent to such a referral, explains why you have to do this, and briefly explains what help social services may offer if a referral is made.
This invitation does not have to be done via a letter, but it may sometimes be appropriate or convenient to do so.
User Social Landlord or Local Authority
Document Type Letter
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