Specifically, I would be interested to know whether you consider time spent in a residential rehabilitation service (when placed/funded by another LA) to count towards a local connection when determining access to your housing services?
(For avoidance of doubt, housing services encompasses social housing, supported housing and also assessments under homeless legislation)
The Local Connection requirement for the Brentwood Borough Council Housing Register is contained within the Allocations Policy 2014 which is available online at: http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=2526
Any case which falls outside of this policy will be considered on an individual basis according to the Housing Need of the individual.
The Local Connection requirement for Part VII homeless applications is as per the Housing Act 1996 which is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/52/contents