Who can't apply as homeless

The council has to accept an application from anyone who appears to be homeless or is likely to become homeless within two months. However, some people such as asylum seekers and certain EU nationals are not entitled to help.

Immigration exemptions

Some people from abroad may not be eligible for homeless assistance from the council. Find out how the council decide whether you are eligible and what to do if they say you are not.

The council won't let me apply

The council has a legal duty to investigate the situation of any homeless person who asks for help. Find out what to do if they refuse to accept your application.

Last updated: 9 April 2018

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