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Gatekeeping is a term used to describe the practice where a local authority fails to accept an applicant’s homeless application or they fail to make the necessary queries as to whether an applicant meets the criteria. The most common example we see is where an applicant presents as homeless requiring emergency accommodation, but is turned away or not provided with emergency accommodation.
The Homelessness crisis is one that affects thousands across the UK each year, in particular in London. Recently, concerns have been raised that women may be disproportionately affected by homelessness in ways that cause significant injustice to them. This blog aims to outline how and why this is happening.Women who are suffering from domestic violence from their partners are often too frightened to flee, typically due to two main reasons. Firstly, due to fear of the consequences at the hand of the perpetrator and secondly, due to the fact that they are at risk of street homelessness with nowhere to stay, often with children. Research carried out by various organisations in 2018 has confirmed that in fact, 33% of female residents in shelters and hostels were sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence.
You can appeal to a County Court if the council's review decision if the decision is legally wrong or the council do not give you a final decision within the time limit. You must issue the appeal at Court within 21 days of getting your review decision or as the case may be, of the date on which he should have been notified of a decision on review.