December 29th, 2023 by Claire Halas in Housing

In R ( DF ) v v Essex County Council (2023) EWHC 3330 (Admin) the Court holds, at paras 74/75, that the fact that the Claimant was homeless, for the purposes of Section 175 of the Housing Act 1996, did not automatically mean that she required accommodation under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989. The Section 20 question entails a “ separate evaluation of a wide range of factors”.