KHG Strategy, Protocols and Consultation Responses

This page provides a comprehensive list of strategy, protocol and consultation responses that have been developed by or supported by the Kent Housing Group membership.

Kent Housing Group Pre Eviction Protocol

Published: August 2020

The Kent Housing Options Group and the Kent Tenancy Management Sub Group have worked jointly to review and update the KHG Pre Eviction Protocol.  All local authorities and housing associations who are members of Kent Housing Group have a shared interest to minimise the number of evictions.   When a tenant is evicted the consequences of […]

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Kent and Medway Homelessness Local Connection Referral Protocol

Published: August 2020

The Kent Housing Options Group, sub group to the Kent Housing Group have reviewed and updated the Kent and Medway Local Connection Referral Protocol.  The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 calls for new referral and joint working arrangements between housing authorities and other public sector authorities in the prevention and relief of homelessness. The Ministry of […]

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Kent High Priority Rehousing Reciprocal Scheme (KRS)

Published: August 2020

Kent Housing Options Group have reviewed and updated the Kent High Priority Rehousing Reciprocal Scheme (KRS).  The purpose of this reciprocal scheme is to provide guidance and procedure for a voluntary reciprocal arrangement between the twelve Kent authorities, excluding Medway. The guidance points within the scheme should only be only in exceptional circumstances, when it […]

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Kent and Medway Duty to Refer Protocol

Published: August 2020

The Kent Housing Options Group, sub group of the Kent Housing Group with representation from local housing authorities, Kent County Council and Kent Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Service (KSS CRC) have developed the Kent and Medway Duty to Refer Protocol.  The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 calls for new referral and joint working arrangements between […]

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Kent Agency Assessment Form

Published: August 2018

The Kent Agency Assessment Form is designed by to be used by professionals from statutory agencies to help to assess their clients’ health and support needs when there is a substantial need to move.    

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Housing Pathways for Criminal Service Justice Users

Published: May 2018

This document’s aims and objectives are to: improve the information about housing and housing options available to offenders improve communication between the partner agencies improve awareness and understanding of the housing and related support needs of offenders amongst partner agency staff enable offenders to access appropriate accommodation and related support, both on release from custody, […]

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Care Leavers' Housing Protocol

Published: February 2018

A protocol between Kent County Council Specialist Children’s Services and Kent District and Borough Housing Authorities for the provision of accommodation for Care Leavers. Care Leavers Protocol between KCC SCS and Kent LHAs Feb18

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Joint Protocol for Homeless 16/17 year olds

Published: February 2018

Kent wide protocol between Kent County Council Children’s Services and the 12 District and Borough Local Housing Authorities for those young people aged 16/17 who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Joint housing procedures v0.5 final   Launch of Joint Protocol v2 (1) Presentations   16-17 year olds Housing Booklet

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The Kent Housing Group Affordability Protocol

Published: January 2018

  The roll-out and consequential impact of Welfare Reform has raised the issue of affordability for potential social housing tenants. Alongside this, is recognition of the local authorities’ statutory homelessness duties and how this can be met in circumstances where potential tenants may not be able to afford the rent.   To tackle these issues head […]

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Temporary Accommodation Placing Protocol

Published: January 2018

Temporary Accommodation Placing Protocol Oct 2017

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Moving On or Moving In

Published: September 2017

A booklet with advice for those who need to access rented accommodation. The advice leaflets cover items such as how to look for properties, where to access benefit advice, what a tenant and landlord’s rights and responsibilities are and budgeting money. This guide will be helpful to those looking for accommodation, or moving on from […]

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A Guide to Developing Affordable Homes in Rural Communities

Published: February 2017

Kent Housing Group have reviewed and updated the Rural Housing Protocol.  This revised guide is a version updated to reflect the current landscape and changes that may impact on the ability to provide affordable homes in our rural communities. The Guide is a set out into a number of useful Fact Sheets so you may just choose […]

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Delivering Growth, The Kent Planning Protocol

Published: November 2016

On Friday 11th November the Kent Planning Protocol was launched, a document that sets out the key commitments to ensure consistent transparent and time efficient planning processes to ensure that acceleration of housing delivery across Kent and Medway is achieved. The protocol has been developed in partnership between Kent Planning Officers, Kent Developers, Kent County […]

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Kent Fuel Poverty Strategy

Published: September 2016

We have pleasure in announcing that the Kent Energy Efficiency Partnership has recently completed, Delivering Affordable Warmth – A Fuel Poverty Strategy for Kent. The Strategy is aimed to help those vulnerable people in Kent out of fuel poverty and into affordable warmth.  With continued and improved partnership working, we can tackle the wider inequalities […]

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Rural Homes: Supporting Kent’s Rural Communities

Published: May 2016

Kent Housing Group has developed a new cross-County Protocol to help deliver affordable local needs housing in rural parts of Kent and Medway. Rural Homes: supporting Kent’s rural communities The Kent Rural Housing Protocol was developed as a direct result of a recommendation within the Kent Forum Housing Strategy, which identified a lack of affordability […]

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NPPF Consultation Response

Published: February 2016

The Kent Housing Group response to the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation that took place in February 2012.  This response is based on the collective view of our membership.

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Ministers Briefing Paper, KHG & Kent Developers Group (October 2015)

Published: October 2015

In October 2015 the Kent Housing Group and the Kent Developers Group produced a briefing paper to share with Greg Clark MP. This paper was a response and set of recommendations with regards to the Budget announcements and proposed reforms that Central Government had outlined in the summer and autumn Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review. […]

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Better Homes: Greater Choice; Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy;

Published: July 2014

KHG and JPPB were involved in the shaping and development of the Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy, a strategy this is unique in that it sets out a Kent wide position and strategic direction to enable the delivery of suitable housing and social care provision for all KCC Adult Social Care client groups. The strategy […]

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Better Homes: Accessible Housing Framework

Published: November 2013

The Kent Housing Group with the JPPB have developed and launched a Framework for People with a Physical and/or Sensory Disability, this framework is called Better Homes: Accessible Housing.   This piece of work was undertaken following a recommendation from the Kent and Medway Housing Strategy 2012-15 under Theme 5 – Housing Need. The ambition under this Theme is […]

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Kent Community Led Planning Guide

Published: September 2013

Together with the Kent Planning Officers, the Kent Developers Group and Action for Rural Communities Kent the Kent Housing Group has developed a Community Led Planning Guidance document. Community led plans are initiatives led by local people planning for the future of their village, town, parish or neighbourhood. They do this by producing a common […]

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Kent Viability Protocol

Published: September 2013

Kent Housing Group in partnership with the Kent Planning Officers Group, the Kent Developers Group and the Homes and Communities Agency develoeped the Kent Viability Protocol. This protocol is a tool to be used to unlock a barrier or end the stalemate that is preventing the development of housing, it is to be used as […]

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Better Homes: Housing For The Third Age

Published: July 2012

Kent Housing Group and the Joint Policy and Planning Board have developed Better Homes: Housing for the Third Age– a Framework for Delivering Older People’s Accommodation across Kent and Medway. The Framework seeks to promote a consistent and positive approach to the delivery of new high quality, aspirational accommodation for older people across the county […]

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KMHS Better Homes: Localism, Aspiration & Choice (2012-2015)

Published: May 2011

The Kent Forum Housing Strategy was refreshed in 2012 to help enable organisations across the County to respond strategically to the new housing challenges that had emerged since the original Strategy was published in May 2011, including changes to the funding of new affordable homes and the pending welfare reforms. The Strategy described the strategic direction […]

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