A Guide to Homelessness

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 guide explains what your rights are when you're homeless.

Last updated: 4 October 2020

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