Progress Housing Group has signed to the National Housing Federation’s Commitment to Refer, helping to take action on homelessness.

As part of the Homelessness Reduction Act, public bodies became bound by the Duty to Refer on 1 October 2018. This is an obligation to refer anyone to a local authority if they are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Housing associations are not bound by the Duty to Refer but organisations including Progress Housing Group support the principles of the Act and want to play a part in its implementation.

Because housing associations work so closely to resolve issues of homelessness, the National Housing Federation has developed the Commitment to Refer. This is a voluntary commitment by housing associations that they will refer an individual or household to the local authority if they are homeless or at risk of being so.

If you would like to know more about Progress Housing Group’s Commitment to Refer, please contact our Progress Connect Team by emailing enquiries@progressgroup.org.uk telephone us on 03333 204555 or speak to one of our advisors via our live web chat, available on our website www.progressgroup.org.uk