Partners and duty to refer
The Duty to Refer is a requirement of certain public bodies to tell a local authority about people using their services who they believe are homeless or threatened with becoming homeless within 56 days. The person being referred must consent to the referral.
If the person you are referring has nowhere to sleep tonight:
- Call our out-of-hours housing emergency line: 0808 178 0939
Monday to Friday: 5.30pm-9am. Saturday and Sunday: 24 hours.
If a person is at an immediate risk of domestic violence, you should call the police. For more advice call the national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.
If the person you are referring is rough sleeping
Tell StreetLink who will pass on their details to the nearest rough sleeping outreach team.
If you have a question about referrals email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing duty to refer form