Finding a place to live
Finding a place to live can be difficult. Whether you need emergency housing or want to rent somewhere long-term, it’s important to find somewhere that suits your needs and to understand the rights each option would give you.
You also need to be realistic about what you can afford and what is available. You may not find what you want within your budget.
Take a look at the pages below to find out more about each option. You can also download our Accommodation Options chart.
If you need a place for tonight, there are a number of different options
People with special requirements
If you think that you need help or adaptations so that you can stay in your home, or are considering moving to a home where you can receive help, or a home that is more suitable for your needs, this section will help you look at your options.
Squatting does not provide you with any security and you can be evicted from a squat very easily
We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.
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