Homelessness takes many forms. You might be sleeping rough, you might be ‘sofa surfing’ from friend to friend, you might be staying with family temporarily.
You are homeless if you do not have a home that you can legally occupy. You may also be homeless if you have a home but can’t secure entry to it, or it is not reasonable for you to remain there due to issues such as violence or harassment.
We will always consider what we can do to try and prevent you from becoming homeless. However, we are legally bound to make further enquiries to determine what duty we owe you if we believe you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We will always notify you of our decision in writing, and advise you of your right to request a review of that decision, if you do not agree with it.
Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to rehouse you temporarily, if you have nowhere to go. Even if we cannot accommodate you temporarily, we will do everything we can to help you resolve your housing problems.