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Guidance for trusts on homelessness referrals

 

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Guidance for trusts on homelessness referrals

On 1 October 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 introduced a new legal duty on some public services to refer service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to a local housing authority.

This guidance provides an overview of the duty to refer for NHS staff, including how to make a referral to a local authority.