How can the Council of the Isles of Scilly help if you are homeless or about to become homeless?
Housing advice and the prevention of homelessness
The Council will always try to help you keep your home if possible. If you think your home is at risk or you may lose your home telephone the Housing Department for an appointment on 01720 422537.
What happens if I need to make a homelessness application?
Certain people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness have a right to help from the Council. Not everyone is entitled to be housed.
For all applicants, we will give advice and assistance to help you with your housing problem.
The law says that the Council does not have to arrange even short-term temporary accommodation for homeless people unless they are:
- eligible for assistance, and
- homeless, and
- in priority need.
The Council also has to look at why you have become homeless and if you have a local connection with this area.
If you think you need to make a homelessness application please either phone the Housing Department on (01720) 422537 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. Before the interview, you must fill out a Homelessness Application form we will supply and bring along the documents we will need.
Am I eligible for assistance?
The law says that in general, a person subject to 'immigration control' is not eligible to get help with re-housing. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this and the government has made special arrangements for asylum seekers. If you are in any doubt, please ask to speak to the Housing Officer (telephone number as above).
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