Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness

Support is available if you become homeless or think you may be about to become homeless.  People become homeless for a variety of reasons, the key thing is to get help as soon as you can.   Even if you are ‘sofa-surfing’ or staying between friends, get help straight away.

Homeless in Sefton?

Sefton Housing Options team – 0151 934354 or out of hours 0151 9343555

Homeless in Knowsley?

Knowsley Housing Options team – 0800 6940280

Homeless in Liverpool ?

Careline – 0151 2333800

You will need to attend a Mainstay assessment point for an interview. They will then refer you for appropriate support. 

Homeless in Wirral?

16 or 17 – Call Response on 0151 6664123 or out of hours 0151 6776557

18+ - Call Wirral Housing Options 0151 6665511

Homeless in Flintshire?

Call Flintshire Gateway 01352 703515 or out of hours housing 0845 373 3665

Homeless in Denbighshire?

Housing Options Team – 01824 712372 or out of hours 0845 0533116

Homeless in Conwy?

Housing Solutions Team - 03001240050

What to do?

  1. Make contact with the homeless team in your area and attend the appointments with them.
  2. Keep with you: I.D. National Insurance Number, Bank details etc.
  3. Make your college/training/employment a priority and keep your appointments with the Benefits agency
  4. Tell people at your college/work/Benefits agency what is going on, as they may be able to be more flexible More advice on the Shelter website, via Shelter’s free helpline – 0808 8004444 - or get advice at your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

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