Guide to homelessness
Author: Shelter, housing and homelessness charity BIOG
Publication Date: 28 June 2012
The five tests
The main duties in a nutshell
Are they homeless?
Are they eligible for assistance?
Are they in priority need?
16- to 17-year-olds
Are they intentionally homeless?
Do they have a local connection?
The duties owed
Making an application
Decisions and challenges
Accommodation pending review/appeal
Homelessness application letter
The council has a legal responsibility to help people who are homeless, although how much help it has to give depends on their situation.
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