Homeless Reduction Act referrals to Housing Solutions team

With the introduction of the Homeless Reduction Act, certain public bodies have a legal duty to refer individuals and households who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to the Housing Solutions team at Herefordshire Council. These public bodies include:

  • Prisons
  • Young offender institutions
  • Secure training centres
  • Secure colleges
  • Youth offending teams
  • Probation services (including community rehabilitation companies)
  • Jobcentres in England
  • Social service authorities (both adult and children's)
  • Emergency departments
  • Urgent treatment centres
  • Hospitals in their function of providing inpatient care
  • Secretary of State for defence in relation to members of the regular armed forces

Agencies may refer using their own forms or by completing and emailing the simple form below. It is essential that all referrals, however made, are accompanied by a signed consent form from the client.

Download a Homeless Reduction Act agency referral form

Please forward your referral to: dutytorefer@herefordshire.gov.uk