You don’t have to be living on the streets to be considered homeless. You can be legally homeless if your home is unsuitable for you or you have no legal right to be there. Find out what help your council can give you if you’re homeless or at risk of losing your home.
You don't have to be living on the street to be homeless. You may be legally classed as homeless if you are sleeping on a friend's sofa, staying in a hostel, suffering from overcrowding, or other bad conditions. Homelessness can often be avoided if you act quickly and get the right help. If you have nowhere to stay, call Shelter's helpline or use our directory to find a local advice centre where you can talk to someone in person.
The Salvation Army provides a professional service to meet the needs of homeless people throughout the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland. We reach out to men, women and families through our community and residential services. In conjunction with government initiatives and requirements such as Supporting People and other best practice, we provide a range of support services to empower individuals and families to make positive choices regarding resettlement opportunities within the community.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives.