Homelessness team goes for gold

Homelessness team goes for gold

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Tewkesbury Borough Council’s housing and homelessness team has recently been subject to a peer review by officers from other local authorities to consider how well it is delivering services to some of the most vulnerable members of our society i.e. those who are at risk of being homeless. 

The review examined various elements of the service and how they are delivered; it also considered how well the council works with its partners both internal and external as well as interviewing staff and partners involved with the service. 

The outcome of the review was received on Tuesday 11 July and the council are pleased to announce that the team scored 73% putting them in the top 10% of the country. 110 authorities have been audited to date and the next step will be to ’go for gold’ and apply to the Department of Communities and Local Government for entry into the ‘Gold Standards’ programme.

Pete Tonge, Head of Community Services said “I am extremely proud of this achievement by the team, they work extremely hard and are serving our vulnerable communities well.  I would also like to pay tribute to our partners who support us in the invaluable work”