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Call our free helpline

Our advice helpline is the best way to contact us for any emergencies and urgent housing advice matters.

Our advisers can give you immediate, practical advice, tell you your rights, offer guidance, and link you up to specialist or local services to help you longer term.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Closed bank holidays.


0808 800 4444

Calls are free from UK landlines and main mobile networks.

We'll answer your call as quickly as possible and treat it confidentially.

We cannot always answer every call immediately. If your enquiry is not urgent, please consider using our online housing advice or use a non-urgent form of contact.

We can only help with housing issues in Scotland. If you’re in England or Wales, you can get advice from Shelter England and Shelter Cymru.

It may be helpful to have the following information to hand when you call:

  • if you rent your home: your landlord's name and address and any letters you've received from your landlord

  • if you have a mortgage: your mortgage lender's details and any letters you've received from your lender

  • details of any benefits you're claiming

Getting advice in other languages

If you want advice in a language other than English, please tell the adviser at the start of your call. We can call you back with a LanguageLine language interpreter for a three-way conversation.

BSL (British Sign Language) users can contact us via an online BSL/English interpreter.

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We’re here for everyone, but only with your support