Help for homeless people
If you are homeless you can get help from our housing options team. You do not need an appointment to see us - just come to our walk-in service at The Wilson Centre.
Find out what help is available if you are concerned that you may lose your home
What happens next
We will assess your circumstances and if you are eligible, have a priority need and are unintentionally homeless, we will provide you with some temporary accommodation and help you with your long term housing needs.
You are eligible if -
- you have nowhere to live in the UK or elsewhere
- you can’t go home because of violence
- you have nowhere you can live together with your family
- you have somewhere to stay, but it’s not reasonable for you to do so
- your home is a boat or mobile caravan but you have nowhere to put it
- you have been issued with a notice to quit, a possession notice or eviction warrant
- you have been living with friends or relatives and been asked to leave
You are likely to have a priority need if you -
- are vulnerable as a result of old age
- are vulnerable as a result of a mental or physical disability
- have a history of institutionalisation
- have left your home as a result or threat of violence
- are pregnant or have children
- are 16 or 17 years old
If you do not have a priority need or are intentionally homeless, we will give you advice and help on the range of housing options available to you. You are intentionally homeless if you do something or fail to do something which has led you to losing your home.
You can access our walk-in service at The Wilson Centre between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11am and 4.30pm on Wednesday. You do not need an appointment.
From 1pm Monday to Friday the Housing Options Team will only see those with nowhere to stay that night (or over the weekend). If you have somewhere to stay then please approach before 1pm the next day.
The Wilson Centre
Alfred Gelder Street
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To allow enough time for us to discuss your housing options with you, please attend before 1pm. If you come to us after this time we will only be able to give you emergency housing advice. If you know that you are likely to need emergency accommodation we strongly advise you to come and see us as early in the day as possible.
Out of hours service
If you need help and advice outside of office hours, you can contact our out of hours service on 01482 300 304.