Homelessness

Page updated on: 01/03/2019

If you are threatened with becoming homeless, such as under notice to leave your current accommodation, your relationship has broken down and your housing will no longer be available to you or you’ve been asked to leave by your family, we have a legal duty to assess your circumstances and try to prevent you from becoming homeless. It is important that you seek advice as quickly as possible.

There are a number of options we can offer you to look for a new home, but we will do all we can to try and stop you from becoming homeless in the first place. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer accommodation to every homeless person, but if you have nowhere to go tonight and need advice urgently call us on;

  •  01554 899389 during office hours (8:45 am - 5pm, Monday  - Thursday. Friday 8:45am - 4:30pm):
  • 0300 333 2222 -  Out of hours

Remember you don’t have to be ‘sleeping rough’ to be classed as homeless. You may be homeless if you are:

  • Temporarily staying with friends or family
  • Staying in a hostel or bed and breakfast
  • Living in very overcrowded conditions
  • At risk of violence or abuse in your home
  • Living in poor conditions that affect your health
  • Living somewhere that you have no legal right to stay in (e.g. a squat)
  • Living somewhere that you can’t afford to pay for without depriving yourself of basic essentials
  • Forced to live apart from your family, or someone you would normally live with,
    because your accommodation isn’t suitable
  • Likely to be evicted within the next 56 days
  • Locked out of your home

Contact us for some advice.  The sooner you seek help the better as we may be able to prevent you from becoming homeless. Getting help at an early stage can stop your housing problem becoming a crisis.