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6 Losing your Home

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1. Introduction

2. Will the council find me somewhere to live?

3. Does it matter how I become homeless?

4. What if the council offers me somewhere unsuitable?

5. What can I do if I disagree with the council´s decision?

6. Where can I go if I need somewhere to stay urgently?

7. What if my landlord wants to evict me?

8. What can I do if my landlord is harassing me?

9. Further help

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Shelter
Shelter has a free Housing Advice Helpline, which gives advice and information on housing matters in the whole of the UK (open from 8am to midnight, every day).
phone: 0808 800 4444
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Shelter also has a network of local housing aid centres.
Details of centres in England are on the Shelter website at www.shelter.org.uk.
In Wales, contact Shelter Cymru:
phone: 01792 469400 or 01978 317911
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Child Poverty Action Group
phone: 020 7837 7979
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Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge
phone: 0808 2000 247
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10 About this leaflet

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This leaflet is published by the Gurkha Free Legal Advice (LSC). It was written in association with Shelter.

Leaflet version: May 2008