For example, if you are:
- Staying with friends?
- Experiencing domestic violence?
- Sleeping on the streets?
- Living in a home that is not suitable for your needs?
- Leaving hospital and cannot return home
- Leaving prison
- Ready to leave a hostel or supported housing
We can help by:
- Helping you to apply to be a council tenant
- Helping you to look for a home in the private rented sector
- Helping you to apply for a hostel or supported housing place
- Advising you on the financial support you may be entitled to
- Helping you access support, for example from the Street Outreach Team, Change, Grow, Live and Women’s Aid
Help to find another home is only available to people with a local connection to Ashfield, you will have a local connection if:
- You have lived in Ashfield for 6 of the last 12 months
- You have lived in Ashfield for 3 of the last 5 years
- You have permanent employment in Ashfield
- You have immediate family who have lived in Ashfield for 5 years
If you need to move home because of domestic violence, the local connection rule does not apply to you.
We will work with you for up to 56 days to help you find another home that is suitable for your family, this means a home that is affordable, has the right number of bedrooms, and is in Ashfield.
If you still need help after 56 days, we will only continue to work with you if we have a duty to do so. We will tell you at the end of the 56 days after you become homeless if we have a duty to keep working with you.
We may stop working with you we lose contact with you, if you do not complete the actions recorded in your Personalised Housing Plan or if you refuse an offer of suitable accommodation