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3:23 pm, Monday, 12th July 2021 - 3 years ago

Health and wellbeing

When someone is struggling, the last thing they need is to lose their home. But homelessness is a very real problem that lots of people face due to things like sudden bereavement of a family member, redundancy from work or health-related issues.

Whatever the reason, there are things you can do to prevent yourself or someone you know from becoming homeless.

If you or someone you know is struggling and it is possible that they may become homeless, you must inform the Council’s homelessness prevention team.

The earlier that you get in touch, the more the service can do to help.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Homelessness Prevention Service work with residents, local services and landlords to keep people in their home or find alternative accommodation.

The earlier that the team are notified about someone facing becoming homeless, the more that they can do to help.

Councillor Callum Procter, portfolio holder for economic growth, housing and tourism at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Often in cases where someone is threatened with eviction, our officers can work with landlords and tenants to find a solution which prevents people becoming homeless.

“To do this, we need as much notice as possible. Support is available to help keep people in their homes or to move them into alternative accommodation.

“So if you or someone you know is threatened with eviction and is facing becoming homeless, get in touch with our team right away.”

To get help for yourself or someone you know, you can complete a homelessness prevention form online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/homes-and-property.

Alternatively, you can contact the Council on 01472 326296 (option 1).

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