What Options are Available to People who are Homeless?

  1. Private Rented Accommodation:

    This works particularly for those who do not require a high level of support, and no serious personal problems such as alcohol or drug dependency.

  2. The Local Authority:

    The City or County Council is responsible for the accommodation of adults who have no way of securing their own accommodation. However, the waiting lists in every Local Authority area are so large that it is difficult to meet the demand. People who are homeless, particularly single homeless people, are often low on the priority list.

  3. Voluntary Organisations and Housing Associations:

    Their significance as providers of housing is growing today. Most voluntary housing associations provide accommodation for people with special needs, such as the elderly or those with disabilities. Some provide for people who are homeless.