Helping Rough Sleepers In Broxtowe

Helping Rough Sleepers In Broxtowe

22/01/20 - Anyone in the Borough who is facing homelessness or rough sleeping this winter is being urged to contact Broxtowe Borough Council and its partners who can provide support and assistance.

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Since April 2019, the Council helped prevent or relieve 167 (122 prevented, 43 relieved) cases of homelessness in the Borough, including four rough sleepers who were assisted over the Christmas period. Its Housing Options team work tirelessly throughout the year to help those in need however they can.

The team provide assistance by:

  • Assessing people’s current housing situation and working out what their needs and requirements are
  • Being Member of ‘Call Before You Serve’ project to help prevent homelessness from the private sector
  • Providing advice on steps to take to avoid homelessness and stay in their home
  • Being available for referral from partners and support services
  • Referring those with physical or mental illness, ex-armed forces, care leaver, or prison leavers to specialist support organisations if faced with homelessness
  • Referring victims of Domestic Abuse to specialist Domestic Abuse support
  • Close partnership working with the Citizens Advice, including to provide a Prevention Fund for those threatened with homelessness
  • Making referrals for Supported Housing if it’s an option
  • Completing Personalised Action Plans to confirm the advice that given and the action to be taken
  • A joint Landlord Liaison Officer with Rushcliffe and Gedling Borough Councils to assist households whom are homeless or threatened with homelessness in securing privately rented accommodation
  • Joint Prison and Mental Health Discharge Navigators working with applicants due to be released from prison or hospital without accommodation
  • Being part of a jointly funded Winter Night Shelter in partnership with Rushcliffe and Gedling Borough Councils and Framework.

 

Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE said, "Being faced with homelessness is one of the most difficult situations that someone can find themselves in. The Council continues to be a leading authority in homelessness prevention, as well as supporting rough sleepers and I’m pleased we were able to help four vulnerable people this Christmas. I would urge anyone who is facing homelessness or who is already homeless to get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can support them.”

 

If you are homeless now, or are threatened with being made homeless within the next 56 days please contact the Housing Options team for advice as soon as possible on 0115 917 7777 or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/homeless for more information.


Contact
Housing Options
tel: 0115 917 7777