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Finding a home

Housing and Welfare Support Service

We offer support and help whether you're homeless or worried about becoming homeless.

From 3 April 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force. The act puts a legal duty on councils to offer more support to a wider range of people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness - and to intervene earlier.

The Act will require a change to the way the council delivers its homeless support and advice services.

From 3 April, new legal duties mean the council must:  

  • provide advice and carry out prevention work, so that where possible, people can be supported to remain in their current home;
  • offer everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness access to meaningful help, irrespective of their priority need status, as long as they are eligible for assistance; and,
  • carry out prevention and relief work for anyone threatened with homelessness or homeless within 56 days.

If you require any housing advice or assistance, please contact us.

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