Council Supports Homeless Applicants

Renfrewshire Council has adopted a new policy which should improve the rights of homeless persons and families and those facing homelessness.

In terms of a homeless applicant’s age, although statute law currently only grants (i) automatic priority need to those aged 16 or 17, and (ii) discretionary priority need (a) to those aged 18-20 who have left care or who face particular risks, and (b) to older individuals if some other factor applies, nonetheless Renfrewshire Council hasextended automatic priority need to include (iii) those aged under 36 and (iv) those aged over 50.

This is ahead of Central Government …

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