Don’t underestimate the impact your organisation can have on ending homelessness – sign up to the Commitment to Refer.
We didn’t take much persuading here at Estuary to sign up to the Commitment to Refer – we wouldn’t have objected to housing associations being included under the Homelessness Reduction Act’s statutory Duty to Refer to begin with.
But housing associations weren’t, it is voluntary for us. So why did we so readily sign up? Well, there were four main reasons:
As a Homes for Cathy member, the Commitment to Refer also supports our ambition to meet the nine commitments agreed with Crisis.
Signing up is simple, just email the Federation with your name, job title and organisation. They will do the rest for you.
The Federation has negotiated this voluntary Commitment to Refer with the Government on our behalf and we believe it’s an opportunity not an obligation. Our sector plays a vital role in ending homelessness, and we should be proud of our commitment to do that.