If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness it is important that you seek advice and support as soon as possible.
Please contact us at the earliest opportunity if you are at risk of losing your accommodation so that we can give you appropriate advice and assistance to try and prevent this from occurring.
You have certain rights and responsibilites if you are a tenant in privately rented property. Follow this link for more information
It is a crime for your landlord to harass you or try to force you out of a property without using proper procedures. If your landlord is using illegal practices of eviction and/or harassment, please contact us for advice and assistance:
Our online advice wizard offers useful information. Simply spend roughly 15 minutes answering a few questions regarding your circumstances and the wizard will provide you with tailored advice about your options and what to do next.
Before making a referral a public body must have the consent of the individual to make the referral and consent to share their contact details with that authority. The individual should be asked to identify the housing authority in England they wish to be referred to.
Which public authorities are subject to the new DtR?
The public authorities which are subject to the new DtR include: prisons; youth offender institutions; secure training centres; secure colleges; youth offending teams; probation services (including community rehabilitation companies); Jobcentre Plus; social service authorities; emergency departments; urgent treatment centres; hospitals in their function of providing inpatient care; and the Secretary of State for Defence is also subject to the duty to refer in relation to members of the regular forces which are the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the regular army and the Royal Air Force.
Making a Referral
A DtR referral can be made to Northumberland County Council's Homelessness and Housing Options team by downloading the DtR form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing an online DtR referral here.
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