Department for Communities and local Governments’ consultation on the homeless code of guidance for local authorities
Clinks has responded to the Department for Communities and Local Governments’ consultation on the homeless code of guidance for local authorities. Overall, we recommend that the role of housing authorities in relation public, private and voluntary organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system is made explicitly clear. This should help ensure there is no duplication in activity and that people in contact with the criminal justice system do not fall through gaps in provision. Our response also highlights the need for housing authorities to work with voluntary organisations and their service users as key strategic and delivery partners and that the wording relating to spent convictions is made explicitly clear to avoid confusion.