I am being made homeless what can I do?

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When you are being made homeless, you must act fast, particularly if you have young children.

Ensure you have a form of identification with you:

  • Photo driving licence.
  • Passport.

You have a few options:

1. To find a bed for the night, you will need to contact the housing department of your local council to talk to them about emergency housing assistance.  They will be able to assess your situation to confirm whether they have an obligation to offer you somewhere straight away.  Councils should have a 24 hour telephone service for homeless persons.

2. Contact Shelter.  They are a housing charity who believes everyone should have a home.  Shelter will be able to offer help and guidance on the following:

  • Emergency housing from the council
  • B&B’s for homeless people
  • Nightstop Schemes for 16 to 25 year olds
  • Women’s refuges
  • Staying with friends