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Houses of Multiple Occupation to be discussed at Scrutiny Meeting

A report on houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) and the support offered to vulnerable people in the housing system will be presented next week.

Members of the Place Select Committee will receive information on the types of support single vulnerable adults may need in multiple occupancy dwellings and be made aware of any gaps in the services that are offered.

Councillor Ernest Gibson, Chair of the Place Select Committee, said: "This presentation is part of the ongoing commission into HMOs.

"It is important that we discuss issues regarding housing and ensure that we are supporting those in need to the best of our ability. I look forward to receiving an update and hearing everybody's views and recommendations at the meeting."

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting, which takes place on Thursday 22 August at 4.30pm in the Committee Suite, South Shields Town Hall.


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