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Final few days for Homelessness Code of Guidance Consultation

The deadline for responses to the Homelessness Code of Guidance consultation is 5pm on 11th December, full details of the consultation, including how to respond can be found using the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/homelessness-code-of-guidance-for-local-authorities

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Budget Announcements – Housing Key Points

Philip Hammond delivered his second budget as the Chancellor today, the key points for housing are as follows: Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000 For those in high cost areas, such as London, the first £300,000 of the cost of a £500,000 purchase by all […]

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Government Consultations – Supported Housing, Homelessness Code of Guidance

DCLG have recently launched  the following consultations: In relation to future funding of supported housing – Funding of Short Terms Services  and another regarding sheltered/Extra Care housing and long term services.  The closing date for responses to DCLG is 11.45pm on 23rd January 2018, following a 12 week consultation period. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supported-housing There is also a consultation […]

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Housing Minister Visit to Kent – Date Changed

KHG Colleagues will be aware that the Housing Minister was due to visit Kent and meet with some colleagues and residents in November in Sittingbourne.  Last week Optivo, who are co-ordination the visit with DCLG colleagues have been advised that the date for the visit has been pushed back, if you have confirmed your attendance […]

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KHG Partnership Managers Absence 20th – 30th October 2017

Please note that the KHG Partnership Managers are not available between Friday 20th and Monday 30th October.  Details about meetings or events are on the KHG Events Calendar so please use this to resolve any queries about our forth coming meetings or events.  Contact details for the Chair and Vice Chair of KHG are also on […]

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Final Few Days to confirm attendance for Housing Minister Event

KHG Members haven been contacted directly about a forth coming visit of the Housing Minister to Kent in November.  Details about when and how to confirm staff and residents attendance has been shared by Rebecca Smith, if you have yet to respond please do so over the next few days to a week to ensure […]

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Theresa May Promises New Council Housing, with 2bn for Affordable Housing

At the Conservative Conference Theresa May has delivered her closing speech and pledged new council housing. In the speech was the announcement of another £10bn for Help to Buy and an additonal £2bn for affordable housing, taking the budget to over £9bn. Mrs May commented that housing will be provided “where need is greatest”, new homes for […]

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KHG & JPPB Excellence Awards 2017

All the details about the KHG & JPPB Excellence Awards 2017 are now available to view and download from the following link KHG Awards 2017 You will find details of winners, highly commended nominations, photographs from the day and short films and linked presentations. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and those who attended […]

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