St Leger Homes create a Personal Housing Plan with when completing a homelessness assessment with you. The aim of the plan is to give you step-by-step guidance and tasks to help you find suitable accommodation to live in for at least the next 6 months.
The Personal Housing Plan sets out the steps that you and the council must take to
We agree to any steps included in the plan. If you do not agree the council decides what steps you must take and records the reasons you disagree on the plan.
The focus in the housing plan is to prevent you from becoming homeless if your home is safe and affordable. If the above isn’t possible we must try to help you find another suitable home.
We will reassess your situation if it changes and update the plan to make it tailor matched to you.
The help that we could offer you to keep your home includes
The help we could offer to help you find a home includes
Steps you could be advised to take to keep or find a home include
How long the plan lasts -
If your landlord has given you a Section 21 notice the council must usually help for as long as you are threatened with homelessness.
In other cases help, under a Personal Housing Plan, is usually limited to
If you remain homeless after 8 weeks of help the council decides if you qualify for longer term housing. This is when the council has decided you are owed a 'Main Housing Duty'.
The council can stop helping you if -
If you do not keep to the plan -
Challenge the decision -