Homelessness Policy - Repeat Homelessness

Each year, a number of people will become homeless again for reasons such as housing debt or abandonment. The Council acknowledges that in many cases there are underlying and unaddressed issues, such as poor budgeting skills, that undermine a person’s capacity to maintain accommodation in the long-term.  If these underlying issues are not addressed, customers may repeatedly fail to sustain their housing and may find it increasingly difficult to access housing (for example, because of previously accrued housing related debt).

The Council will endeavour to identify the vulnerability factors in each individual case that may lead to further presentations.  By assisting customers to address these issues, it is hoped that recurring homelessness will be reduced and ultimately prevented.  The type of assistance provided may vary from, housing support to signposting to money advice services.

View the next section of the policy: Avoidance of Screening

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