Homeless advice

Single and homeless

Single homelessness refers to single adults who don't have dependent children, and have no home to live in. This includes people who are:

  • sleeping rough
  • are in hostels and supported accommodation
  • have been asked to leave by friends and family
  • are 'sofa surfers'

We’re working with our partners to end rough sleeping. We’ve adopted the No Second Night Out standard to ensure rough sleepers are helped to move from the streets into settled housing.

Help with rent

If you cannot pay your rent or have rent arrears, see our guide to dealing with rent arrears.

Find out if you qualify for housing benefit.

Useful contacts

Private rented sector

Finding somewhere to live

Homeless Assessment team

You can contact the Homeless Assessment team by completing the online form below. If you are homeless on the day or your enquiry is urgent, you can speak with a housing advice officer between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 0208 424 1093. For emergencies outside these hours, including weekends - calls to this number will be diverted to the Emergency Social Services duty officer who, will be able to assist you with your housing situation.

Telephone: 0208 424 1093

Firm Foundation service

Address: Trinity Church
Hindes Road

Telephone: 020 8426 5515