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The Homelessness Reduction Act – 12 Month Review

To approve the review document and recommendations contained therein for permanent funding of additional staff taken on to meet the additional demands of the Act.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Substantial impact on operational management;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2019

Decision due: 18 Jun 2019 by Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Department: Housing Services

Contact: James McWilliams, Housing Services Manager - Housing Advice Email: james.mcwilliams@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The Homelessness Reduction Act was introduced on 3 April 2018. As the Council responded to the legislation, we undertook to review the impact after 12 months. Hence, this review considers the impact of the legislation and our response on customers (in terms of our ability to prevent and relieve homelessness; what outcomes we achieve, and how often / for how long we have to use temporary accommodation) and on our services.


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