Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?
Are you short of money?

Help is here

If you at risk of becoming homeless, don’t panic

CONTACT THE COUNCIL

If you are single or an adult couple under pension age, your rights and entitlements are different to those with children or older people.

Whatever your age or status, the first thing you should do is contact your local council’s housing team.

or call 0300 330 7000

alternatively visit

The One Stop Shop
The Guildhall
St Giles Square
Northampton
NN1 1DE

Their obligation to help you is determined by law, your status and local decisions.

GET ADVICE OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE

Use advice lines and online help

Hope can advise single people and are always happy to help
(see details on this page how to contact us)

Shelter
 the national housing charity, has a wealth of information for everyone.

Their website will give you advice on your rights and the support you can expect, depending on your personal circumstances.
They also run a free housing advice line – 0808 800 4444 – and an online chat service.

Citizen’s Advice
offers practical, impartial information online ,
over the phone 03444 889 629
and face to face in their local advice centres.

COME TO HOPE’s HandUP SERVICE

If you are a single adult or couple under pension age, on the street

Come to Hope.

HandUp service hours are currently 11.30-1.30 Mon-Sat
with one to one support outside of those time by appointment
We can give you food, clothing, advice and support
to access housing options,
benefits, banking, plus health and well-being support

You should also approach the Council directly (see details on the left),
but we will support you through this process.

Our Homelessness Support Hub is at
Oasis House,
35-37 Campbell Street,
Northampton,
NN13DS

Call 01604 214300 for more information

If you have no money, don’t panic…

GET HELP WITH BENEFITS

Citizens Advice

Can help you get the benefits you are entitled to
and support through the whole process

Call on 0800 144 8848

You can apply for benefits online here:

apply on line for
Universal Credit and other benefits,
including disability and health related benefits

GET GENERAL HELP 

Contact Hope directly on
01604 214300
or email
office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk
 

We have a vast amount of knowledge
and may be able to
apply for other grants to help you.

We are here to listen,
and here to help.

GET HELP WITH FOOD

Hope FoodClub

and other food aid providers
can get you help with food and
other immediate needs.

A directory of
food aid providers
in this area is available here:

Or call our team and someone will help
01604 214300