If you have nowhere to stay, you should contact your local council’s housing department and ask to make a homelessness application. The council may have to help you find temporary accommodation, whilst they look at your application.
Take a look at our step-by-step guide to find out what will happen when you make a homelessness application.
Any emergency or temporary accommodation the council give you must be suitable and you should feel safe from racial hate or abuse.
It is really important that you tell the council about your needs and any concerns that you have. If you do not think the accommodation is suitable you can ask the council to look at it again (this is called a ‘review‘) but you should not refuse an offer without getting help first. Otherwise they may not have to offer you anything else.
If you find it difficult to talk about your concerns with the council, try to take someone you trust with you to any appointments.
If you are aged 25 ur under, read more about how the council can help you if you are homeless in our dedicated young person’s advice section here.
In the meantime, you could ask a friend if you can stay with them while you sort out a place. If you do manage to stay with a friend, you should still be classed as homeless.