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 on the gov.uk website which you can link to 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 for Kent

Below are some websites and links that can help.

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

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

CentrePoint offers helpline support to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Shelter is a national charity helping homeless people.