Housing and Homelessness – advice for all
Manchester City Council and partners have produced some excellent booklets that give a step-by-step guide through housing options and provide information and advice to support individuals and families to stay in their home:
- Our Manchester – Keeping Your Home booklet (August 2019)
- Our Manchester – Finding A Home for FAMILIES (Jan 2019)
- Our Manchester – Finding A Home for INDIVIDUALS (Jan 2019)
Find out more about what MCC are doing to support homeless people on their website at www.manchester.gov.uk/homeless_people
Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?
If you are at risk of becoming homeless, by acting quickly agencies may be able to help you avoid it. Agencies can also help with general housing related advice or advice if you privately rent your home.
There are other support and advice services that can help you to understand your options – these include:
- Citizen’s Advice – for impartial advice and information about housing, benefits, debt, work and more visit their website at www.citizensadvicemanchester.org.uk
- Cheetham Hill Advice Centre – for local support with with housing, benefits, debt problems and more visit their website at cheethamadvice.org.uk
- Centrepoint – for help and support aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 visit their website at centrepoint.org.uk/youth-homelessness
- Greater Together Manchester – for help and information about the night shelter scheme visit their website at greatertogethermanchester.org/homelessness/
- Manchester Move – for information about social housing in Manchester visit their website at homes.manchestermove.co.uk
- Shelter – a national charity with housing advice on a range of issues – find out more at england.shelter.org.uk
- Street Support Network – for useful advice related to homelessness in your area visit their website at streetsupport.net/manchester/advice/
There are also a number of advice services that can help with the things that might be causing your homelessness, or making your problem worse. Find out more at www.manchester.gov.uk/homes_and_property
Practitioners and the public can find local links and advice on the MCC website at manchester.gov.uk/homeless_people including a link to its Homelessness Strategy.
You can also get help if you are:
- leaving an abusive relationship – get help and advice about domestic abuse from www.manchester.gov.uk/domesticabuse or in our domestic violence & abuse resource
- a veteran of the armed forces – find out more, including the Veterans & Armed Forces Toolkit, a dedicated area of ‘Help & Support Manchester’ for Veterans & Armed Forces, at hsm.manchester.gov.uk
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