You may find yourself homeless for many reasons – whatever your situation the most important thing is to get advice as soon as possible, before the situation goes too far.
There may be things that can be done to prevent you losing your home, or might mean that you can move in a planned way without actually becoming homeless.
The council has duties laid down in legislation about how it must respond to homeless applicants. You can contact us for detailed and specialist advice to help prevent homelessness by exploring a range of housing options.
We can provide personal interviews offering detailed and specialist advice that helps to prevent homelessness by exploring a range of housing options.
Under the Housing Act 1996 (amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) enquiries are made to decide whether applicants are:
- Eligible to apply for assistance
- Actually homeless, or threatened with homelessness within 28 days
- In 'priority need'
- Homeless or threatened with homelessness intentionally
- Have a local connection to High Peak
For some households there may be a duty to provide temporary accommodation. Everyone will be given help and advice even if there isn't a duty to re-house them.
If you are worried about becoming homeless, please contact the Homelessness Prevention Team on 0845 129 8075 to discuss your situation.
If you are homeless due to an emergency situation outside of office hours or at the weekend, please telephone Call Derbyshire for advice and assistance on 01629 532600.
The Home Options Team provide advice and assistance on a daily basis to those in any kind of housing need.
For help and advice with your housing options, including:
- Social housing accommodation
- Home Options Choice Based Lettings Scheme
- Privately rented accommodation
- Help with rent deposits
- Shared ownership
- Sheltered accommodation for older people
- Tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities
Please contact the Housing Options Team on 0845 129 8075 to discuss your situation.
Last updated: 30th April 2013