You don’t have to be living on the street to be homeless. You may be legally classed as homeless if you are sleeping on a friend’s sofa, staying in a hostel, suffering from overcrowding, or other bad conditions. Shelter

Homelessness can often be avoided if you act quickly and get the right help.

General advice

Local help

STEPS and Home Works can provide support if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. See:

You can also contact your district or borough council for help: