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You don't have to be living on the street to be homeless. You may be sleeping on a friend's sofa, staying in a hostel, or living in overcrowded or unsuitable accommodation.

This section explains what homelessness is and how it can be avoided, how you can get help from the council and where to get help if you're sleeping rough.

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Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?

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Your council has duties to help you if you're homeless or about to become homeless. Answer a few questions about your situation and find out what support you might be entitled to.

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