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:
meet the immigration conditions
have a priority need because of children, pregnancy, domestic abuse, or anything else that makes you vulnerable or at more risk of harm
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