Time spent in temporary accommodation means people are getting help and it ensures no family is without a roof over their head. The law is clear that households with dependent children should only be accommodated in B&B in an emergency and then for no longer than 6 weeks
Our new Homelessness Advice and Support Team, drawn from local authorities and the homelessness sector, is providing support to local authorities to help them address their homelessness challenges, including the use of B&B accommodation for families.
We are taking unprecedented action to change how we tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. We have committed £1 billion through to 2020 to support local services and changing how local authorities operate by implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act from 3 April 2018 to help more people get tailored support sooner when they are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.