If you have found yourself homeless or threatened with homelessness for any reason, talk to your local district council about finding somewhere to stay.
If you have any documents explaining why you have become or are about to become homeless, please take them with you when you visit the council offices. Some councils may need to see specific documents, so you might like to check with them before you visit.
You can also contact charities who help with homelessness. Shelter, the national homelessness charity have an online eligibility checker which will ask you about your situation and then explain what your rights are.
Alternatively, Kent Homeless Connect who are delivered by Porchlight, Look Ahead and a network of specialist providers on behalf of Kent County Council, helps vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The service is available to vulnerable adults living in Kent, aged 18 and over, with complex support needs (such as mental ill health, substance misuse problems, or learning difficulties) who are:
- rough sleeping
- at risk of becoming homeless
- impacted by homelessness.
They also help those move away from homelessness for good, by bringing together elements of outreach, supported accommodation and floating support to offer tailored support to:
- vulnerable people
- enable them to be healthy
- find a stable home
- manage their tenancy or their finances.
If you are in danger of losing your home, or have already become homeless they may be able to help you and give you access and maintain accommodation.
To make a referral to Kent Homeless Connect, either call 0800 567 7699 or visit the Kent Homeless Connect website.