Homelessness Reduction Act – How are local authorities preparing and responding?

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Date:19 September 2017
Time:13:30 - 15:30
Venue:Yorkshire Housing
Dysons Chambers 12-14 Briggate
West Yorkshire
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The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the first major piece of homelessness legislation for 15 years, is a welcome and long overdue change needed to reform the current system. The Act aims to better tackle the growing problem of homelessness by focusing on prevention in local areas and also to deliver better outcomes for more single homeless people who are often poorly served by current legislation.

The Act is due to be implemented on 1st April 2018 and has the potential to transform the way homelessness services are delivered and ensure that all eligible applicants, and not just those with priority need, are given the appropriate help and support.

The NHC would like to invite you and your colleagues along to this FREE member roundtable to discuss some of the issues and challenges for the housing sector, and to share how the sector and their partners are preparing for this.

The session will include:

  • What do Local Authorities need to know and what should they be doing to prepare NOW?
  • What is emerging as best practice?
  • What does this mean for existing policies, processes and procedures?
  • The challenges of delivering better outcomes in a difficult environment.
  • Partnership working with Housing Providers and wider partners.
  • Hearing from NHC members of different approaches including Greater Manchester and Newcastle City Council.
  • Sharing good practice and learning from others.
  • Networking.

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Please note: All prices are exclusive of VAT.

This event is fully booked.