If you need somewhere to stay for the night you may be able to stay in a hostel. Some have waiting lists or only take people who have been sent there by us or advice agencies so a place isn't guaranteed.

Always ring the hostel before you go to make sure they have room. You should also ask whether they have any rules about who can stay there as some hostels only help certain groups of people, such as people -

  • who are single
  • with drug or alcohol problems
  • who have mental health problems

You may be able to claim Housing Benefit during your stay in a hostel, contact the hostel for further information.

Local hostels can be found on the below list.