The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 introduced a new Duty to Refer requiring specified public authorities in England to notify local housing authorities of service users they think may be homeless or threatened with homelessness in 56 days.
If you are a professional and someone you are working with is homeless or is at risk of losing their home within 56 days, you can refer them to our housing options service.
The agencies that will have this mandatory duty are:
Information regarding the duty to refer can be found on the government's website
Before making a referral please ensure the following:
Once you have consent and you have confirmed that the applicant wishes to be referred to Rutland County Council please follow the link https://live.housingjigsaw.co.uk/alert/duty-to-refer
Please note: An application will only be triggered once the Council has made contact with the applicant and is satisfied that they are homeless or threatened with homelessness and the individual indicates that they would like assistance.
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