Duty to Prevent and Relieve Homelessness
If, after carrying out an assessment, a Housing Options Officer is satisfied that you are threatened with homelessness, within 56 days and are eligible for help, we are obliged to help you prevent becoming homeless by either meeting your housing needs or by helping you in one or more of the following ways:
- To remain in your current accommodation
- To delay having to move out of your current accommodation in order to allow a planned move into alternative accommodation;
- To find alternative accommodation; and/or
- To sustain independent living.