Becoming homeless is likely to be a very stressful and unpleasant experience for anyone.
If you think you may lose your home and you live in Redbridge, contact the Housing Advice Service on 020 8708 4002/4003 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.45pm). They will provide you with information on what you should do.
Redbridge Council must help if you’re legally homeless, but how much depends on your eligibility and your level of need.
Instead of moving perhaps you can stay where you are for the moment. You may be able to sort out any problems you have in your current home. This includes:
- Problems with a private landlord
- Problems with a social landlord
- Neighbour disputes/antisocial behaviour. Visit the harassment and hate crime pageof this website
- Financial difficulties. Visit the money and legal matters section of this website
- Domestic abuse. Visit the domestic violence page of this website
If this isn'tpossible, the next option is to look for a new home, if the one you're in isn't suitable. You may have more options than you think. There are some key points to consider before renting a property and approching agencies that can help.
Redbridge Council has a Housing Advice Pack aimed at anyone who is homeless or threatened with homelessness. It includes contacts and links for hostel accommodation if you are street homeless and how to secure private rented accommodation.
You can findinformation on GOV.UK abouthow to get helpand keep your home, if you are struggling with your mortgage or facing repossession.
If you are elderly, disabled or vulnerable
There is support and help available with odd jobs and small-scale repairs that may need to be donearound the home.