Other options if the housing department won't help
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If you are homeless and the council's housing department has told you that it can't help you, there may be other options open to you. This section explains what you may be able to do in this situation. It explains your emergency options, your long term housing options and how you may be able to get help from the social work department.
This page looks at things you can do immediately if the council's housing department can't help you.
If you apply to the council for help with housing, it may refer you to social work. Find out when and how the council might try to get social work involved, and what sort of help social work may offer.
If the council doesn't have to offer you a permanent home, you'll need to find a housing association place or private accommodation. Check what help you might be able to get to pay for this.