The housing options team will ensure early identification of housing problems takes place to prevent you from becoming homeless. This will be achieved through partnership and multi-agency working to either keep you in your current home or help you to find suitable alternative accommodation.
If you become homeless and are suffering from a mental illness or impairment the Council may consider you as being in "priority need" for accommodation. This will be determined by your personal circumstances. If you are identified as being in priority need the Council will have a duty to provide you with emergency accommodation whilst looking at alternative longer term options.
The Council will continuously review the advice and advocacy services available to you through a Personal Housing Plan that will be completed in partnership with you and potentially your advocate. We can also support you to access main stream healthcare services.
Our Housing Officers have access to specialist advice and guidance, and can provide you with support as required to prevent or relieve your homelessness.
If you need advice, assistance and support with your housing needs please get in touch.
If you are concerned about your mental health, please contact your GP or Mental Health practitioner.