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If you are threatened with homelessness, or are homeless, we have a duty to:
We will provide a ‘Personal Housing Plan’ (PHP) which will tell you what we can do to help you and what you can do to help yourself. Each group will have different specific recommendations, but it might include attending private sector or supported housing viewings or engaging with organisations’ that can assist your individual needs.
If you have spent time in prison or on remand does not mean, we will automatically treat you as vulnerable and in priority need for housing. We will consider the following:
If you are in hospital and are worried you will be homeless when you are discharged, you should notify the hospital nursing staff as soon as possible. Once notified they will refer you to the Prevention and Assessment Team, who will assess your situation and will try to prevent you from becoming homeless.
If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to the Occupational Therapy Team in your local authority through adult social care. If you meet the qualifying criteria, they should arrange an assessment of your needs. You may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant to pay for any adaptations works needed.
Old age does not mean you will automatically be a priority need for accommodation. We will assess all your personal circumstances and consider information we gather from various sources including any medical professionals involved in your care. Even if we do not have a statutory duty to provide accommodation, we will still actively work with you to try to resolve your housing needs.
The Preventions and Assessment Team will try to identify housing problems at the earliest opportunity to hopefully prevent you from becoming homeless. We also offer a couple of schemes below:
The Prevention and Assessment Team will try to identify housing problems at the earliest opportunity to hopefully prevent you from becoming homeless.
The Preventions and Assessment Team will try to identify housing problems at the earliest opportunity to hopefully prevent you from becoming homeless.
Our personal housing plan could include information from:
If you become homeless, you may be considered as being vulnerable if you can show that your vulnerability is because of being a former member of the armed forces.
When deciding this, we will consider: