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Homelessness

Losing your home, or having nowhere to live, is a distressing situation for anyone. There is a network of services in Kent provided to help people facing homelessness.

If you are homeless, you should contact your local council. Contact information for each council’s homelessness service can be found here.

Councils have a legal duty to provide anybody who is homeless, or threatened with homelessness, with advice and appropriate assistance. The kind of assistance you are entitled to depends on your circumstances and how you became homeless. The law states that enquiries must be made about all homeless applicants to establish if councils have a duty to help and, if so, what kind of help they should give. Every council must ensure that enquiries are made into all homeless applications.

Local Authorities in Kent have developed a self assessment tool which provides help and guidance if you are at risk of becoming homeless which is available below:

Homelessness Assessment and Referral Tool here.

Below are some websites and links that can help.


Porchlight

Porchlight provides support and accommodation projects to single homeless people and people at risk of becoming homeless.


Catching Lives

Catching Lives is a charity dedicated to supporting the homeless in and around Canterbury.


HomelessUK

Homeless UK has information on 9,000 services for homeless people across the country.


Shelter
Shelter is a national charity helping homeless people.