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Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

  • Location:

    Wembley

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £19.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR69_1599082003

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-02

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

Akton Recruitment has an opportunity for a Hospital Discharge Housing Officer in London

Job Purpose:
To be responsible for the provision of high quality housing options, advice and assistance to people
living in supported housing, hostels and Registered Care Homes to enable them to move into
secure and settled alternative accommodation. This will involve assisting clients to avoid the
experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties including landlords
and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a planned move to
the Private Rented Sector where appropriate. The postholder will have the ability to deal with a
range of cases, including complex cases which may be subject to judicial review and ombudsman
enquiries. The postholder will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of relevant
legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness and to provide innovative advice and solutions
when dealing with complex and difficult cases.
The postholder will lead on carrying out assessments and referrals and manage waiting
lists/vacancies for supported accommodation, making decisions in order that suitable clients are
matched to the most appropriate vacancy.
The post holder is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital and works
closely with hospital staff to make this happen and support discharge from hospitals for all Brent
residents who need support from social care or housing on discharge including:


Please call 01772 42818 for more info