You are considered homeless if you
- have no home in the UK or elsewhere that you have a legal right to occupy
- have a movable home such as a boat or caravan and there is nowhere it can be placed lawfully
- you're at risk from harm if you stay in your current home
If you are homeless we can provide support lease complete the self-assessment tool:
What happens after the Self-Assessment?
Once you have completed the self-assessment you will be contacted on the day by a member of the Housing Aid team to discuss your situation and agree next steps with you.
The Housing Advisor may require you to provide documentation which will assist your case.
Documents required may include:
- Proof of identity (e.g. passport, driving licence)
- Eviction notice
- Proof of any medical conditions
- Birth certificates (if relevant)
- Proof of benefits or incomes
- Recent bank statements
- Contact details for Landlord/Excluder
- Personalised Housing Plan
You may be invited in for an appointment with a Housing Advisor to complete a Full Housing Assessment. This assessment will support the development of your Personalised Housing Plan (PHP).
In this plan you will be given actions to do to relieve your homelessness. These actions will be agreed by you with your Housing Advisor.
You need to work with us
- We may not help you if you:
- Refuse to work with us
Do not carry out the tasks in your Personalised Housing Plan you agreed to
We hope that by completing the actions in your Personalised Housing Plan and with our support we will help relieve your homelessness. We will try and help you secure a six month assured short hold tenancy in the private rented sector.