Are you at risk of homelessness?
If you think you might be at risk of losing your home, you should take action now. If you have been issued with an S21 eviction notice, contact your local council immediately. You can also contact the Homelessness Prevention trailblazer, who can provide you with practical assistance. This could be if you are at risk now, or fear you could be at risk in the future.
Get help now
Depending on your circumstances and where you live, your local District Council may be able to help. Details are contained in the websites below.
Fenland District Council
Huntingdon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council
Peterborough City Council
Cambridge City Council
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
You can also contact the Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer for practical support and solutions if you are at risk now, or fear that you could be at risk in the future.
Where can I find more information?
If you are homeless or as soon as you expect to be made homeless (at least within the next 56 days) speak to your local council. The amount of help they will give you depends on various factors. You can find more information from the government website, from Shelter and there are some helpful factsheets from the National Homesless Advice Service here
If you think you are at risk of homelessness, contact your local council to see what they can do to help. If you are from abroad, you may not be eligible for help, as this government website shows
If the council do not agree to help you with temporary accommodation, you might be able to appeal or find support from another source. Find more information on what to do if the council won’t help look at the Shelter website here
If you are currently homeless and living on the streets or know someone who is – get in touch with your local council immediately for help or call the free Shelter advice line on 0808 800 4444 to find out about hostels and night shelters near you.
8am – 8pm on weekdays and 8am – 5pm on weekends, 365 days a year
If you are fleeing domestic violence, please contact: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours – confidential national helpline for Domestic Violence). You could also contact Refuge for support.
The following websites have further information, support and resources on housing and homelessness issues:
Money Advice Service – Homes
Cambridge Street Support