Councils set up standard email address for the receipt of out of area homeless placements
18th January 2017
Several local councils in the East of England have set up a standard email address for the receipt of the legal notification that a local council must communicate when it places a homeless household into the area of another council, known as a Section 208 notification. The initiative to set up a standard email address for Section 208 notifications has come out of a project being led by the East of England LGA to mitigate the impact of homeless placements out of London on councils in the East of England.
A steering group of the most affected East of England councils along with some of the placing London borough councils is encouraging all councils in the region to set up a standard email address as follows Section208@localauthority.gov.uk. This approach helps to ensure that the legal notifications are consistently sent to the correct place and provide our councils with a better understanding of the number of homeless households being placed in their areas. The East of England LGA will be communicating these email addresses to London borough councils.
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