Under section 213B of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018, specified public authorities are required to notify a housing authority of service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness (it is likely they will become homeless within 56 days).
Other agencies, such as Housing Associations who have signed up to a Commitment to Refer, can also refer service users they believe to be homeless or threatened with homelessness to us.
The public services included in the duty are:
Before making a referral, a public authority/other agency must:
You can make a referral to the Council online, by clicking on the pink button below.
This can also be used to access forms for Local Housing Authorities, to make Housing Act 1996 S198 referrals and S208 notifications to Ipswich Borough Council.
These forms are for use by Agencies working with service users who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. If you are an individual who is homeless or threatened with homelessness, please do not use the referral form, please contact the Homelessness Options Team directly on 01473 433033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org