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Homeless

Coronavirus Update

Our team are working incredibly hard to support those with nowhere safe to stay during this time. If you need our help please contact us via the homeless portal - Enquiries for Homelessness

If you are responding to our appeal for accommodation please email Homeless.Enquiries@highpeak.gov.uk.

You may find yourself homeless or at risk of becoming homeless for many reasons - whatever your situation the most important thing is to get advice as soon as possible, before the situation goes too far.

We can provide you with Housing Advice  and things that can be done to prevent you losing your home or assist you in finding alternative accommodation.  You may be able to move in a planned way without actually becoming homeless.

We are required to offer advice and assistance to you if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  However, we do not have a duty to provide accommodation to everyone who is homeless. This will depend on your circumstances.

If you are worried about becoming homeless, please contact our housing advice team to discuss your situation using the New enquiries for homelessness link below. The form will take less than 10 minutes to complete and, depending on the time of submission, we will always try to call you back before the end of the working day.

New Enquiries for Homelessness

If you are homeless due to an emergency situation outside of office hours or at the weekend, please telephone call 01629 532600.

The legislation around homelessness has changed with the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. This places more emphasis on the assistance each council in England can offer customers who may experience homelessness.

We will need to decide if you are;

If this is the case, then we will work with you to;

  • assess your homelessness circumstances, housing and support needs
  • develop a personal housing plan, which clearly sets out the actions that you and the council should take, in order to keep or find other accommodation
  • prevent you from becoming homeless
  • relieve a homeless situation, if you actually become homeless and have a local connection to High Peak

At the end of the relief stage, if homelessness has not been resolved, we will need to decide if you are;

We will continue to provide temporary accommodation where applicable. For instance in severe weather conditions or while we are making further inquiries into your homelessness application and have reason to believe that you may be eligible, homeless and in priority need.

Please Note: Everyone will be given help and advice even if we don't have to re-house them.

Rough Sleeping

If you see a rough sleeper or are rough sleeping, please report details to Street Link or P3 www.p3charity.org/DOT . You can also call 0808 1968 199.

P3 provide rough sleeper outreach services across High Peak.

Particular homelessness situations

Duty to Refer

From 1st October 2018 specified public bodies are required to notify a housing authority of service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness within 56 days (i.e. it is likely they will become homeless within 56 days).