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Preventing Homelessness

Homelessness prevention activities enable a household to remain in their current home, where appropriate, or provide options to enable a planned and timely move and help to sustain independent living.

Prevention information

We can intervene in three stages to prevent homelessness:

Early intervention

To identify those at risk and to provide services which support the person and their environment before early problems or disputes escalate beyond repair.

Pre-crisis intervention

These include advice services, mediation services, negotiation with landlords to avoid imminent loss of a home and targeted services at known risk points such as those leaving local authority care, prison or armed forces.

Housing transfer or home swap

If you currently live in socially rented accommodation either with Acis or another registered provider within West Lindsey, there are 2 options available for transferring or swapping your current property. 

Transfer

In order to apply to transfer to other socially rented properties you will need to contact your current housing provider. They can then register your interest to transfer properties and assist you to get started with West Lindsey Home Choice in order to find you a new property. The reason behind having to contact your housing provider is to ensure you are eligible for a transfer to another property.

Home swapper

Home Swapper is a national website that matches people to properties with people who are looking to move it is the UK’s largest service helping people like you swap homes. In the past year Home Swapper has helped over 25,000 tenants move home. If you live in a rented council or housing association house you may be able to swap your home.

Keeping a roof over your head

If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage or rent and are worried that your home will be repossessed, act now to prevent your situation becoming more serious.

  • Firstly, contact your lender to find out what your options are
  • Secondly, seek independent financial advice from your local Citizens Advice, who will be able to complete an affordability assessment for you

The Home Choices Team can offer you practical help and advice, to stay in your home.

The Government initiatives introduced to help struggling homeowners, can all be accessed through the Home Choices Team here at West Lindsey District Council.

Support for Mortgage Interest

This is designed to support out of work households for up to two years. The waiting period has been reduced to thirteen weeks before help is provided.

All the support services above are available through West Lindsey District Council Home Choices Team. For more information about mortgage or rent arrears please email home.choices@west-lindsey.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can download the attachment in the downloads section