Section: Allocations & Transfers

Councils and housing associations should continue to support vulnerable people to move home

Posted 28.04.20
GOV.UK: Further reading

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has published new guidance for social landlords, which includes advice that supporting vulnerable people move to new homes during the pandemic should continue to be a priority.

The guidance makes clear that essential moves should continue over this period, where it can be done in line with social distancing guidance.

This includes domestic abuse victims who may be fleeing abusive relationships, people who are homeless and leaving temporary accommodation or individuals leaving hospital.

If people are able to move into a more settled home over this period, it could free up space in temporary accommodation or in hospitals and other healthcare settings, helping more people get access to the help or medical support they need.

Non-essential moves, such as home transfers, should be paused during this period, in order to help reduce the spread of the infection.

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