Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Advice about homelessness

Duty to refer

We aim to contact the individuals referred within our normal opening hours and within 24 hours of receipt

The duty to refer requires public authorities in England to notify a local housing authority, such as Southwark Council, of service users they think may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Please use the Homelessness Reduction Act referral form to notify us of such cases, so we can provide the appropriate support to the household. As a minimum, we'll require contact details of the household being referred along with their signed or verbal consent and the reason for referral. If possible, fully complete the form as this will assist us in dealing with the referral. The government has produced guidance on the duty to refer.

Page last updated: 05 January 2024


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