• By London Councils

London's boroughs have a responsibility to tackle homelessness. In particular, they are required to help secure permanent accommodation for homeless people in priority need and can offer more general advice and assistance. Reforms to the Localism Act have provided greater flexibility to local authorities, but increasing claims and a shortage of available accommodation has meant that boroughs face severe challenges in meeting their statutory duties.

Via the London borough housing directors, we also help to facilitate the London Homelessness Awards - in memory of Andy Ludlow which recognise innovative work to tackle homelessness in the capital.