Housing & Homelessness Resources
Are you Trans or non-binary and perhaps in a tricky or dangerous situation where you live?
Nobody should have to put up with feeling unsafe just to keep a roof over their heads.
Advice from your council.
If you’re homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, your local council is likely to have a duty to help you stay in your home or find accommodation.
They may also have a duty to house you depending on your circumstances, such as if you have children who depend on you. They have to provide you with advice on your housing situation and alternative housing options.
SOME FURTHER ADVICE FOR IF YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE HOMELESS (adapted with thanks from Stonewall Housing information):
1. Having ID like a passport or driving licence can help prove who you are and speed up access to services. If you have changed your name, it would be useful to keep a copy of your deed poll handy. Not having ID will still mean you can access services but it might take longer.
2. Registering with the council homelessness service is useful. They can do an assessment to see if they can help you, provide advice and signpost you to other organisations.
3. Find local support services. There might be trans / LGBT specific services in your area which offer listening services, practical support, and advice.
4. Your local council will have a list of day centres. You should be able to clean your clothes, get free food, and have a wash there.
5. Get a “care of” address. This might be with a friend, a hostel, or a particular service (such as a homelessness service, or your LGBT centre). You will need an address to get benefits including housing benefit which will help you pay for accommodation.
Find out more about local councils:
GETTING HELP FROM THE COUNCIL – STEP BY STEP HELP:
WHAT THE CHANGES IN HOMELESSNESS LAW MEAN FOR YOU:
APPLY TO AN ENGLISH/WELSH COUNCIL FOR HOUSING HELP:
APPLY TO A SCOTTISH COUNCIL FOR HELP:
ACCESS TO FOOD:
Web: https://www.thepavement.org.uk/services?service=13 (food and soup runs)
THE TRUSSELL TRUST:
HELP & SUPPORT:
ACTION FOR TRANS HEALTH:
AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust) for age 25 and under:
Tel: 020 7831 6562 (London)
Tel: 0161 228 3308 (Manchester)
Tel: 0191 281 0099 (Newcastle)
Tel: 07761 246386 (Bristol)
Tel: 0300 636 1967
GALOP (for help and support in abusive situations):
Tel: 0800 999 5428 (Helpline for LGBTQ+ people experiencing abuse)
HOMELESS LINK – DAY CENTRES
MICRO RAINBOW – for Asylum Seekers and Refugees:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (if you need to have a translator)
Tel: 0800 3585851 (first time callers Mon-Fri 2pm-5pm, other callers 10am-4pm and select relevant options).
Tel: 0800 3585852 (for LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan: Tue-Thur 2pm-5pm)
STONEWALL HOUSING – no emergency support:
Email: Contact form on website.
Tel: 020 7359 5767.
Tel: 0800 6 404 404 FREE Housing-related advice between 10am-1pm each weekday.