Are you at risk of being homeless?

You might be at risk of being without a home for all sorts of reasons including:

What does being homeless mean?

You are threatened with homelessness if you:

  • Find yourself in a situation that is likely to leave you homeless in 56 days
  • Have received a valid notice to quit your accommodation (Section 21 notice)
  • Have received a notice that your landlord requires possession of your accommodation (Notice of Seeking Possession or NOSP) which expires within 56 days.

You could be homeless if you:

  • Have no home in the UK or elsewhere that you have a legal right to occupy
  • Have a movable home such as a boat or caravan and there is nowhere it can be placed lawfully
  • Are at risk from harm if you stay in your current home.

What do I do?

Or you can contact  Shelter (external link) for free, independent advice.

What happens next?

If possible, we will first try to keep you in your current home. We will:

  • Talk to you about your circumstances to help us understand your situation and any support and help you may need
  • Look at whether or not you have local connections in the area e.g. close family, job, how long you’ve lived there, special circumstances
  • Fill in a Personal Housing Support Plan and agree with you on what support is needed
  • Allocate you a case officer and confirm a contact method.

You will need to keep in regular contact with us so we can check on how you're progressing with your Personal Housing Support Plan.

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