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.