Advice about homelessness
Housing advice agencies
The council is committed to helping you keep your home if at all possible or, if not, to advise and guide you through getting a new home. If you are unable to keep your home we will try and find you somewhere to stay temporarily while we look at whether we will be able to find you somewhere to stay permanently.
This would be the case if you have children that live with you, or if you are pregnant or are vulnerable. We will also be able to help if you have lost your home because of a fire or if your home has been flooded and is not habitable.
Advice and assistance from all the below organisations is free and confidential. We will not tell anyone you have been to seek advice unless it is with your permission. If you think you may soon become homeless, don't wait - contact us as soon as you can or contact the advice agencies below. The earlier you do, the more choices we may be able to give you to help sort things out.
In order for anyone to fully assess your situation advice agencies will need some information from you. In order to speed up the process it would be useful if you could bring the following information with you:
- your tenancy agreement (if you have one)
- any notices or letters given to you from your landlord
- contact details of the people you've been living with
- proof of ID for yourself and all members of your household
- passport, drivers license or birth certificate
- proof of your household's income (wage slips or proof of your Benefit entitlement including tax credits)
If you can't get all of these documents before you come in don't worry, it just might take us a little bit longer to provide you with full advice. If you've got any questions you can always call us before you come in.
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Page last updated: 01 June 2018