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Homeless or at risk

Homeless prevention

Help if you are homeless

Priority need

Temporary accommodation

Rough sleepers

Further information

Our housing advice service provides a free impartial and confidential service for people who need help with housing issues. We offer information, advice and practical help to prevent people becoming homeless.

Homeless prevention

If you feel that you are at risk of becoming homeless, it is essential that you contact us as soon as you start to experience difficulties. We will do our best to try and prevent you from becoming homeless by:

  • Visiting you in your current home.
  • Negotiating with your landlord or mortgage provider on your behalf.
  • Providing welfare rights and budgeting advice including help with housing benefit claims.
  • Explaining your rights to you and your landlord.
  • Liaising with other services who may be providing you with support.
  • Ensuring that you are on the right banding on the Homefinder housing register.

Help if you are homeless

Finding yourself with nowhere to live or the risk of being made homeless is both frightening and stressful. Mansfield District Council wants to help you by preventing homelessness from occurring wherever possible so that you can avoid the worry of this difficult situation.

We advise you to make contact with the Housing Solutions Team as early as possible so that we can help you. To do this you can either telephone the team on 01623 463121 or email them. The Advisors there will offer you advice over the phone and if necessary make an appoint with you for further assistance. At this appointment you will work with the advisor to create a plan in order to prevent you becoming Homeless. This plan will include actions that you must take. If you do not manage to retain your current accommodation or are already Homeless the Advisor will work with you to create a plan in order to secure accommodation. It is unlikely that this will be Council accommodation due to its low availability; however, the accommodation will be affordable for your circumstances.

While Mansfield District Council tries to help everybody who approaches with homelessness there aren't enough resources available to provide temporary or emergency accommodation to all people that approach and so we will have to assess whether you are a priority need for this accommodation.

Priority need

You may have a priority need if you:

  • are pregnant
  • are 16 or 17 years old
  • have a child aged 16 or under, or aged 17 to 18 and still at school
  • are vulnerable because of age or a disability (physical or mental)
  • are homeless due to a fire, flood or other disaster , or
  • you have to leave home because of violence or abuse.

This is just a guide and there may be other situations which mean you have a priority need.

Temporary accommodation

If you are homeless, have nowhere to stay and you have been accepted as being in priority need or we think you may have priority need, we may provide you with temporary accommodation. Please contact us for more information.

Rough sleepers

We can offer special help to rough sleepers in the winter if the weather is continually cold. Please contact us for more information.

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