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Guide for public authorities on the duty to refer

Guide for public authorities on the duty to refer

24.09.2018

A guide has been issued for public authorities in England who, from 1 October, are subject to a duty to offer a referral to service users who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

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Homeless applications - letters for housing advisers

Homeless applications - letters for housing advisers

19.09.2018

Letters for housing advisers for helping people apply to a council for housing and help on grounds of homelessness.

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Section 213B referral letters

Section 213B referral letters

17.09.2018

Letters are now available for council homelessness teams for when a s.213B referral is received from a public authority.

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Welsh homelessness letters - free to download for councils

Welsh homelessness letters - free to download for councils

31.08.2018

Letters for administering homeless applications in Wales are now free to download. I've also created an index with hyperlinks so you can quickly locate the letter you need.

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New edition of 'Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice'

New edition of 'Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice'

22.08.2018

A fifth edition of this textbook on homelessness and allocations is now available.​

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Offer of accommodation letters - and some issues to be aware of when making offers

Offer of accommodation letters - and some issues to be aware of when making offers

15.08.2018

Eight new letters are available in the Resources section for housing options teams who want to offer accommodation under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996. And some issues homeless officers should be aware of when offering accommodation to housing applicants.

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New guides to housing benefit & universal credit housing costs

New guides to housing benefit & universal credit housing costs

15.08.2018

Shelter and the Chartered Institute of Housing have published updated editions of their guides to housing benefit and the housing element of universal credit.

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Letters for ending the non-cooperation accommodation duty

Letters for ending the non-cooperation accommodation duty

30.07.2018

Six new letters have been uploaded to the Resources section for ending the s.193C(4) non-cooperation accommodation duty. They're free to download for council and housing association staff.

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