Where possible, it is better to work with someone to prevent their homelessness, rather than trying to resolve the problem when they are at crisis point.
There are different ways that homelessness can be prevented, depending on the person who is approaching you for help:
- Speedy access to financial support
- Tenancy sustainment through negotiating with private and social landlords
- Intervening before individuals leave state institutions
- Family mediation
- Support for victims of domestic violence
- Multi-agency working
The HRA requires local authorities to intervene earlier to prevent homelessness.
We are working with five local authorities to help them implement the new duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act. Visit our project page to learn more about this project and access resources.