Local authorities must meet new prevention duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act. Policy in Practice is helping councils identify the predictors of homelessness in their areas. Using existing data we segment households into those coping, struggling, at risk or in crisis to help prevent future homelessness.
Listen back to hear how Policy in Practice’s LIFT dashboard can help you tackle homelessness by:
- identifying who may be at risk of homelessness
- offering tailored messages to help you engage with those households
- tracking what happens to those households over time
We were joined by Claire Horton, Newcastle City Council, who shared how they are using the dashboard to help meet the new requirements of the Homelessness Reduction Act.
The Homelessness Reduction Act shifts the focus to early intervention, extends the period during which an authority should consider someone as being threatened with homelessness, requires local authorities to develop an action plan for people identified as being at risk of homelessness and places a duty on public services to notify a local authority if they come into contact with someone they think may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
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The Policy in Practice LIFT Dashboard has allowed us to draw together previously disparate databases into one easily accessible platform. It maps our data against future predicted changes in inflation of household goods and predicted welfare changes and gives the team an easily accessible platform to see what residents' situations are.