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Accommodation options in an emergency

This content applies to England

Options for people who need accommodation urgently because they are homeless or about to become homeless.

Advice in emergencies

Key points an adviser must cover when contacted by someone with an emergency housing problem or in immediate danger 

Current accommodation

Rights a client may have to stay in, or return to, her/his present accommodation. 

Local authority assistance

Rights to assistance from the local authority that a client may have. 

Emergency housing options and costs

Other emergency housing options that may be available. It also looks at paying for accommodation. 

Support with rough sleeping

Giving advice when the client's only immediate option is sleeping out. 

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