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Information about being homeless and dealing with the threat of homelessness

If you think that you may have to leave your present home, please get in touch for advice as soon as you can.
A new Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Strategy is underway, building on the Governments Rough Sleepers Strategy published in August 2018
Debt can significantly affect your quality of life, however there are many agencies that can help provide long term solutions to debt and help you manage your finances.
Modern slavery is a blanket term used when someone is coerced or forced to do something they don’t want to, and another person gains from this exploitation. Modern slavery includes, slavery, domestic servitude, forced labour and human trafficking. Victims of modern slavery are usually held against their will and are often unseen. Victims of modern slavery can be any gender, age, nationality, or ethnicity.
Domestic abuse is defined in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 as abusive behaviour by one person towards another person who is personally connected to them (this can be an intimate relationship or family member).
Information on rough sleeping in Ipswich and how to report it.

Under section 213B of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018, specified public authorities are required to notify a housing authority of service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness (it is likely they will become homeless within 56 days).

Changes in how we can help people who are at risk of homelessness
Our Housing Options Team will ensure that housing problems are identified early to help prevent you from becoming homeless.
Most young people who have been in care are entitled to help if they become homeless. The help you are entitled to depends on your age and personal circumstances.


Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Housing Options,
3E Grafton House, 
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000

Office Hours

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07736 826025

Out of Hours