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Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

You may find yourself homeless or at risk of becoming 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.

We can provide you with advice on housing options and things that can be done to prevent you losing your home or assist you in finding alternative accommodation.  You may be able to move in a planned way without actually becoming homeless.

We are required to offer advice and assistance to you if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  However,  we do not have a duty to provide accommodation to everyone who is homeless. This will depend on your circumstances.

We will need to decide if you 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

Please Note: Everyone will be given help and advice even if we don't have to re-house them.

If you are worried about becoming homeless, please contact our homeless team to discuss your situation.

If you are homeless due to an emergency situation outside of office hours or at the weekend, please telephone call 0345 129 8075.

If you see a rough sleeper or are rough sleeping, please report details to Street Link or contact Derbyshire rough sleeping outreach team on Tel 0808 164 7753 or Email