Sleeping rough or without a home?
We’ve got you. If you’re based in the borough of Guildford and don’t currently have a home – or are at risk of homelessness – lots of organisations can help.
We’re here to support you
The most common causes of homelessness are:
- Family/friends eviction
- Loss of private rented accommodation
- Relationship breakdown
If you are worried about losing your home, we are here to help.
The Homeless Outreach and Support Team (HOST) can provide a range of services including :
- Help to access temporary emergency accommodation, and support to explore longer term accommodation options
- Support to Prevent people becoming homeless in the first place
- Support to access GP, mental health and wellbeing services
- Support to access Drug and Alcohol counselling, including detox and community treatment services, including practical harm reduction support
- Assistance to help manage finances and reduce debt
- An advocacy service to support customers to exercise your housing and welfare benefit rights
You can Contact HOST on 01483 302495 Guildford HOST – Riverside
Alternatively you can also contact Guildford Borough Council on 01483 505050 How we can help with homelessness – Guildford Borough Council
Situations that can lead to homelessness
It is often a combination of experiences and circumstances that causes homelessness or puts people at risk of losing their home. One problem can lead to another so it’s important to act quickly and not let things spiral out of control.
The good news is that there are many organisations and charities in the borough that can help you.
Help a homeless person access emergency accommodation
Did you know that by donating just £50 you can help support a homeless person access accommodation and break the cycle of rough sleeping for good
£50 will pay 2 weeks rent in advance, enabling a homeless person to access emergency accommodation
£50 will pay for ID to help unlock access to welfare state benefits
Ben’s story – Elderly and homeless
With support from Real Change Ben was able to apply for a new birth certificate and passport; which enabled him to receive the benefits he so desperately needed.