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From today, people who are facing homelessness when leaving prison will receive better support to help ensure they have access to a secure home, rather than staying in Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
The Code is specifically for members and staff of Local Authorities to guide them in implementing their functions in connection with allocations and homelessness.
We are consulting on the revised Code of Guidance for Local Authorities on the Allocation of Accommodation and Homelessness 2015 with a wide range of partner organisations.
This consultation is to gather views on a number of statutory orders under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
People who are homeless, vulnerable to homelessness or at risk of moving frequently, often experience worse physical and mental health than other groups in society.
Describes how we are going to tackle homelessness in Wales until 2019.
Homeless person

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will ensure more is done by local authorities and their partners to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The main objective of the law is to ensure people who are homeless or facing homelessness receive help as early as possible. It places a duty on local authorities to work with people who are at risk of losing their home within 56 days to help find a solution to their problems. It is hoped the new provisions will prevent 3 out of 4 people at risk of homelessness from losing their home.

Everything must be done to avoid an unplanned move from adequate accommodation and to ensure people can act in a planned way to improve their housing circumstances. People must have access to the widest possible housing options. This enables them to secure their own accommodation before they become homeless or as soon as possible after losing their home.

In recent years, we have promoted improved practices at local level to prevent homelessness. This has helped to achieve a small reduction in homelessness levels since 2012, despite adverse housing market conditions and welfare benefit changes.