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Preventing homelessness

Introduction

This section has been designed to provide you with information on the range of ways that homelessness can be prevented.

The key message is to contact us at the earliest opportunity when a housing problem starts to occur. If you do become homeless the Council will help you in accordance with its procedures for homeless people. These are set out in a legal framework. The type of help we can offer you will depend on your circumstances.

Our services are geared to do all we can to prevent you from becoming homeless.

Homelessness has severe effects on those who experience it and has been proven to have profound effects on people's health, education, and employment opportunities.

Living in temporary hostel or bed & breakfast accommodation also has an impact on people's lives. It is neither in the Council's interests nor your own for you to become homeless.