The draft proposal sets out a change to how Bristol City Council prioritises victims of Domestic Abuse through Home Choice Bristol. Within the context of increasing demand for affordable rented properties our focus is to help those who are most at risk to move quickly. We will prioritise high risk victims of Domestic Abuse by awarding band 1 (highest priority), with decisions being made at MARAC (Multi agency risk assessment conference).
Why We Are Consulting
We are asking people for their views on our proposal as we want to ensure that any change in policy meets the needs of this client group and is effective in delivering the desired outcome of moving quickly. We are particularly keen on getting the views of practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse.
What Happens Next
The results of the consultation are informing the development of the policy and are part of a report that is due at Cabinet on 7 March 2017.