Issue details

Releasing £0.499m of top-up funding from the Government

Sustained lobbying by Barnet Homes’ Housing Options Service to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) resulted in the Ministry agreeing to provide £0.533m to Barnet Homes’ Housing Options Service, to support the following three key areas of homelessness work:

a)            Prioritising prevention activity;

b)            Carrying out homelessness activities in line with the principles of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017; and

c)            Reducing or eliminating the use of emergency B&B, particularly for periods over 6 weeks.


This report sets out how the additional funding can be used to reduce homelessness and seeks to allocate the funding to Barnet Homes for this purpose.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/08/2019

Decision due: Before 12 Aug 2019 by Deputy Chief Executive