If you are already homeless, or despite the work you and your caseworker do, you cannot prevent your homelessness then the focus is on helping you secure accommodation over a 56 day period. If you are eligible for assistance and have a priority need you are offered accommodation in the meantime.
Citizens Advice can also provide you with independent advice and information on applying for homeless help.
Find out if you are considered in priority need
You are considered in priority need if you are -
- responsible for full time care of dependent children
- in households containing pregnant women
- a young person aged 16 or 17
- homeless as a result of a natural emergency such as fire or flood
- considered to be vulnerable and at risk as a result of -
- old age
- mental illness
- physical disability
- other special reason
- considered to be vulnerable as a result of having served a prison sentence or having been discharged from HM Regular Forces
Find out if you have a connection to Hull
This might be that you have -
- lived here for six out of the last 12 months
- lived here for three out of the last five years
- a permanent job in Hull
- close family (parents, brother or sister) that have lived here for the past five years
- very special reasons why you must live in Hull
If you do not have a connection to Hull we pass you onto another area where you do, as long as it is safe for you to go there.
Please remember that in considering your case, we also assess whether you have in any way contributed to your circumstances, this is called ‘intentionality’. Each case is considered carefully to decide whether the loss of accommodation was deliberate or through no fault of your own.