Housing and homelessness

Risk of homelessness

If you are homeless or worried about becoming homeless, contact the Housing Inclusion team as soon as you can.  

We can help by: 

  • helping you avoid being evicted by a private landlord 
  • negotiating with your lender if you're a homeowner 
  • advising you on finding somewhere else to live  

Speak to us if you are worried about homelessness.

Help with council tax

You could get help with paying your council tax if:

  • you are on a low income or
  • you live alone or share your home with someone who is not your partner and who cannot help you pay rent or council tax

Get help with paying your council tax.

Help for people living in detention

If you are living in detention in the UK, you might be able to get a council tax discount.  

Get reduced council tax after leaving detention.

Help through the Breathing Space scheme

You could get help through a scheme called Breathing Space. The scheme helps people struggling with rent and mortgage arrears, including delaying eviction or mortgage repossession, freezing payment demands and legal action, while you get free debt advice.  

Speak to a debt advisor for more information about Breathing Space.

Help with your mortgage

If you’re struggling to pay your mortgage or are already behind on your payments, you can take steps to avoid losing your home. 

Help with rent

If you are struggling to pay your rent, contact us. We can help negotiate with your landlord to avoid eviction if you have rent arrears.  

Contact the Housing Inclusion Team.

Find out more about help with private rent arrears.