Centrepoint: Barriers to local authorities delivering their housing duties to young people

About Centrepoint

Centrepoint is the leading national charity working with homeless young people aged 16 to 25. We are a charity and registered social housing provider, providing accommodation and support to help young people get their lives back on track. Centrepoint provides direct support to over 1000 young people a night across London and the North of England, and works to influence government policy to the benefit of homeless young people across the country.

About this survey

Local authorities already have a range of housing duties to some young people, including a duty to find accommodation for young people who are deemed to be in ‘priority need’ such as young parents, 16/17 year olds and care leavers up to the age of 21.

With the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 due to begin in April 2018, Centrepoint wants to take this opportunity to look at existing barriers that are making it difficult for local authorities to fulfil their duties to young people.

Your response

Please try to ensure one survey response per local authority

This should be completed by a housing options manager or equivalent position, with an understanding of local authority funding and how the HRA will be rolled out in your area

All responses are completely anonymous and you will not be asked to give any personal details

Throughout this survey there will be reference to young people; this means those aged 18-25. Please note, as 16 and 17 year olds have a different set of duties owed to them we have chosen to concentrate on over 18s.

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