Homelessness

Get help to stay in your home

If you are facing losing your home, it is best to contact us as soon as possible so we can help. The following services are also available.

Help to pay your rent or Council Tax

You may be eligible for Universal Credit or Council Tax Support to help you pay your rent or Council Tax. We work with LGSS to provide our benefits service, so you will need to visit their website for more information.

Find out about available benefits

Help to pay your mortgage

If you own your own home and are in receipt of certain income-related benefits, you may be eligible for the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme.

Help in cases of domestic violence

There are a range of legal options available to enable people experiencing domestic violence to remain in their homes, such as non-molestation orders and injunctions.

Our Safe At Home scheme may be able to help you with increased security measures in and around your home. For further information, call 01403 215230.

Are you experiencing domestic violence? Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress.

It is very important that you seek advice to fully explore the options available to you before leaving your home. Below are some services that offer support:

  • The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Call 0808 2000 247
  • IPEH (Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service) WORTH Specialist Domestic Abuse Service supports people at high risk of harm or homicide as a result of domestic abuse. They have teams across West Sussex who work to identify, assess and assist people at risk. If you would like support, or to refer someone for support, visit West Sussex County Council's website or call 0330 222 8181 or 0330 222 423.