Decision details

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Housing & Environment)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This Protocol sets out arrangements between the Essex hospitals, the Local Housing Authorities in Essex (including Southend on Sea


To become a signatory to the Essex Homelessness Hospital Discharge Protocol.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To become a signatory to the Protocol
Option 2 - Not to become a signatory to the Protocol. However, this is the culmination of partnership working with the aim of identifying all patients who attend hospital who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to ensure that these patients are given appropriate advice and support as quickly as possible,

Publication date: 14/09/2023

Date of decision: 14/09/2023