Provides services and information to the public in Newark & Sherwood in areas including social care, leisure, community, environment, health, traffic, local economy and learning.
If you are threatened with homelessness our officers will try and intervene as early as possible.
Sometimes it is not possible to prevent someone from becoming homeless, in these instances we will offer advice and support in finding alternative accommodation.
Advice and guidance
Finding yourself with nowhere to live or the risk of being made homeless is both frightening and stressful. Newark and Sherwood want to help you by preventing homelessness from occurring where possible so that you can avoid the worry of this difficult situation
In conjunction with partners at Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe Borough Councils, we have created step-by-step advice to provide you with housing advice and assist you in finding solutions to improve your housing situation. The housing advice portal is shared by all four of the authorities so when using this solution applicants are reminded to ensure you select Newark and Sherwood from any of the drop down menus to make sure you receive advice and suggestions that are relevant to remaining in the district. Some solutions will be generic across all four district and borough council's however some solutions are only available to applicants with a local connection.
Duty to Refer
The HRA introduces a new duty to refer requiring specified public authorities in England to notify Local Housing Authorities of service users/individuals they think may be homeless or threatened with becoming homeless in 56 days. The public authority must have consent from the individual should identify which LHA they would like to be referred to, as they would if approaching a housing authority directly.
Agencies and partners wishing to make a referral will need to register their organisation with Housing Jigsaw using the referral link below. You will only need to register once so retain a copy of your user name and password for future referrals.
For further advice please see the Newark & Sherwood District Council website