Housing options and care homes
Homelessness: get advice and support
If you are at risk of becoming homeless within the next 56 days, your local authority can provide advice and support on:
- what your rights are to stay in your home
- your housing options
- preventing eviction
If you are unable to find anywhere to live, you can get help from your local council if you:
- are eligible
- are legally homeless
- have been threatened with homelessness
How much help you get depends on your circumstances.
If you are likely to be homeless, you might be eligible for temporary accommodation from your local council. They will look at your circumstances and assess if you're eligible for help.
Contact your local council more information and homelessness advice.
Essex Floating Support Service
This free service gives housing related support, including how to:
- maintain your tenancy and prevent homelessness
- liaise with your landlord over issues including rent arrears and repairs
- budget your money
- manage debt
- maximise welfare benefits
- work with you and mortgage lenders to reduce the possibility of repossession.
To access this service, visit the Outreach Support section of the Peabody website.
Alternatively, you can contact Peabody by:
- calling 0800 288 8883
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
GOV.UK has guidance on emergency housing if you're homeless.
Shelter gives advice on getting help from your local council.
Citizens Advice offers advice on applying for homeless help.
StreetLink helps people who are sleeping rough to connect with local support services. Get advice if you're worried about someone else who is sleeping rough.Print this page