Practice Guidance

Homelessness

description_of_image_used_in_homelessness_guide_homeless_person_with_sign Photo: MegWallacePhoto/Fotolia

Introduction

Councils have a legal responsibility to help people who are homeless, although how much help they have to give depends on their situation. This guide sets out the rights of homeless people and the duties of councils that are local housing authorities.

You need to log in to Community Care Inform to view this content. If you have a subscription, please log in here.

Please contact the Community Care Inform helpdesk or phone 020 3915 9444 if you require support or assistance or are unsure if you have a subscription. You can see a list of subscribing local authorities and organisations here.

If you don’t currently have access, click here to find out more about subscribing to Community Care Inform.