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.

Find out more on Redbridge Council's website

Preventing homelessness

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:

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.

Visit Redbridge Council's website

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.

View the pack on Redbridge Council's website

You can findinformation on GOV.UK abouthow to get helpand keep your home, if you are struggling with your mortgage or facing repossession.

Visit GOV.UK website

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.

Visit home improvement and repairs page

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Housing benefits, Home improvement and repairs, Harassment and hate crime, Money and legal matters, Domestic Violence

External websites:Shelter UK, GOV.UK