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.