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Housing and homelessness

Get help if you need somewhere to live or stay.

Is your home at risk?

Free legal support is available.

The government's Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service can advise you on:

  • Illegal eviction
  • Rent arrears
  • Mortgage arrears
  • Issues with welfare benefits payments
  • Debt concerns
  • Disrepair and other problems with housing conditions

Find out more here.

Green Doctors

England and Wales

They offer:

  • Free and impartial advice
  • Home visit services
  • Help reducing energy use and bills
  • Support for funding for energy efficiencies


Home Start


This charity gives:

  • Confidential and non-judgemental support
  • Advice for families with young children


  •  England: 0116 464 5490
  •  Scotland: 0131 281 0871
  •  Wales: 0292 049 1181
  •  Northern Ireland: 07747 487938
  •  Visit their website

Housing Advice NI

Northern Ireland only

  • Independent housing advice
  • Provided by Housing rights service in Northern Ireland
  • Supports with housing difficulties


Housing Care


They offer to:

  • Provide information and advice services
  • Help older people think about their future
  • Help them live safely and well at home


Housing Executive NI

Northern Ireland

They give advice on:

  • Housing benefits
  • Applying for a home
  • Homelessness
  • Grants in Northern Ireland



There are separate organisations for England, Scotland, and Wales.

Shelter offer housing advice.

Shelter England

Shelter Scotland

Shelter Cymru (Wales)