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Preventing homelessness

Working together to prevent homelessness

The Housing Options and Advice Service is often the first place that people come to when they have a housing problem.

However, there are usually many agencies involved in solving housing problems.

Many of these agencies provide services which will contribute to preventing you from becoming homeless.

These may relate to support services for particular groups e.g. drug and alcohol services, mental health services etc. or general support services to enable you to live independently.

These agencies will look to support and sustain you in your current accommodation wherever possible and if you are waiting rehousing to prepare you for your new home so that you can settle in and manage your tenancy