In an emergency

If you don't have a place to stay, your first stop should be the housing department of your local council, to make a homeless application.

Homeless? Nowhere to sleep tonight? This section explains how you can get help to find somewhere to stay, and provides information about emergency accommodation options that are available.

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What to do if you are homeless and have nowhere to stay

If you are homeless don't have anywhere to stay, don't panic - there are several things you can do. This page looks at your options.

Emergency accommodation

This page looks at the different kinds of emergency housing available, including hostels, nightshelters and refuges.

Last updated: 4 February 2020

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