Emergency housing from the council

What is emergency housing?

Emergency housing is a short term option while the council:

  • look into your housing situation

  • decide how they must help you in the longer term

Who can get emergency housing

Anyone can ask for homeless help but not everyone can get emergency housing.

The council must provide emergency housing if they think you might:

Contact a Shelter adviser if the council have already refused to provide emergency housing and you think you should qualify.

Last updated: 23 November 2021

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