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Housing advice for people dealing with substance misuse

If you are dealing with substance misuse and are homeless or worried you might be made homeless we can help. 

Our Housing Advice Team will work with you and other organisations to check your housing and support needs and work out the best options for you. 

Get in touch with us as soon as possible as it will be easier for us to help you. 

Are you homeless now?

If you don't have anywhere to stay contact us. We may be able to help you find somewhere to stay for a short while and will look at your needs for the longer term. 

Do you need to move soon?

If you are living somewhere now but need to move soon our team will be able to look at your options, these include:

  • Private renting
  • Social housing 
  • Supported housing 

If you are not getting any sort of treatment for your substance use you can also be referred to Swanswell, a national service working with people at various stages of recovery.

Do you need help to stay where you are?

We can work with you to help you stay living where you are. This may include getting you support from other organisations. 

If it is safe and suitable to do so, it is better to remain where you are as demand for social housing is very high and it can often be hard to access private rented accommodation. 

Worried about money?

You may be able to get some help with your living costs. This help may include:

  • Universal Credit 
  • Personal Independence Allowance 
  • Rent Bonds (to help with private rent deposits)

Our team at the Hub or Job Centre Plus can help you with this. 


Our team will work closely with you and will review your needs regularly. We can continue to develop outreach support. 

Housing advice team

01562 732928

Out of hours 01562 732225


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