We can help find temporary accommodation options for those rough sleeping, whilst providing longer-term support.
The Rapid Rehousing Service is set up to focus support upon those who are not owed a duty by the Local Authorities (whether this be because of not meeting the criteria to be deemed as priority need or other circumstances) but who are suffering homelessness, rough sleeping or of No Fixed Abode. There is a variety of reasons why a client may not be owed an accommodation duty. For example:
- They may not be considered to meet the criteria for a priority need under homelessness legislation
- They have become intentionally homeless from their last settled accommodation
We provide holistic support throughout a client's journey through the service, aiming to overcome barriers and address root causes that led to a client's homelessness.
You can also self-refer to the Rapid Rehousing Project.
The service provides a dedicated Rapid Rehousing Officer to assess a client's needs, explore temporary housing options, and provide advice and support to address any barriers that impact your ability to access or sustain accommodation.
In fact, throughout their time with service, the support available is flexible depending on the individuals needs and their journey; individuals with low needs can receive light support, allowing them to maintain a higher level of independence, while individuals with complex needs can receive intensive support with more time spent working with their Rapid Rehousing Officer. Sometimes lighter contact, like telephone support, is offered when clients are merely waiting for outcomes like Universal Credit.
Who is this service for?
Anyone aged over 18, living in (or returning to) Leicestershire or Rutland, who is also rough sleeping or experiencing homelessness.