Most public service organisations have a duty to refer anyone using their service who they think may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to the local authority housing service.
The duty to refer will help to ensure that services are working together effectively to prevent homelessness by ensuring that peoples' housing needs are considered when they come into contact with public authorities.
We are signed up to the Housing Jigsaw alert system so you can make a duty to refer referral online.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 01257 515151.
Once we receive a referral, we will contact the person to carry out a housing needs assessment to identify the options available.
When making a referral you will need:
Please note that some public authorities will be required to provide accommodation as part of their own legal duties such as Children's Social Services authority with a duty to accommodate a 16 or 17-year-old young person under the 1989 Children Act.