Users' questions

How long does a homeless assessment take?

How long does a homeless assessment take?

There is no time limit for how long it may take the council to carry out the assessment. However, except for very complicated cases, the assessment should not take longer than 10 working days.

What is a homeless assessment?

The council must carry out an assessment if you’re homeless or facing homelessness. This usually involves a face to face interview with a housing officer. Once the assessment is complete the council draws up a personal housing plan. …

What questions do housing officers ask?

Common Asked Housing Officer Questions

  • Can you tell me about your housing officer experience?
  • How do you assess the needs of a client?
  • What does customer service mean to you?
  • What do you look for during a housing inspection?
  • How would you have a positive effect on your colleagues and team?

Will the council give me a house if I’m homeless?

If you’re threatened with homelessness you can’t get emergency housing, but if you later become legally homeless you might be able to get it. If you’re offered emergency housing you could be placed in a bed and breakfast or hostel while the council decides if you qualify for longer-term housing.

What should I ask a homeless person for an interview?

Don’t judge them. Ask people why they’re doing this, there’s a reason they’re out there doing this, so take the time to find out why. Ask them ‘ why don’t you get a job’ rather than rudely saying ‘get a job’ as you walk by. Acknowledge us, that’s all I ask for.

How does housing support work for the homeless?

We can provide housing support for you if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness. We can help you prepare for your own tenancy by assisting you with developing the skills and confidence for moving into a new home or maintaining your current one.

What should I say to a homeless man?

At the end of my interview, I asked Joe to say something to my readers about his view of the homeless population and what he would like them to know. Don’t walk by and say ‘sorry.’ I’ve started to say to them it’s so easy to say, but I know they’re not sorry. Get to know them. Learn more about them. Don’t judge them.

What do you need for a homeless assessment?

You’ll be asked to provide certain documents, such as wage slips, proof of benefits and evidence of medical needs. Once the assessment is complete the council draws up a personal housing plan.