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We are currently streamlining our processes, which means when we collect your rent via Direct Debit it will have a new account reference. This does not change the way in which we collect Direct Debits. If you pay between 16th – 22nd of the month your October payment will be taken later than planned.

Homelessness

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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.
Domestic abuse includes any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. The abuse can be psychological, physical, social, financial, or emotional.

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.
Find out what help is available if you are homeless and aged 16 or 17.
If you're leaving the armed services, or you are a former member, you may be entitled to extra help if you become homeless.

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Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Housing Services,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433370