Housing Support and Homelessness

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is the UK's largest advice charity. They provide a free information and advice service on all sorts of different topics, all of which is completely confidential. 

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Green Doctors 

Groundwork’s Green Doctors offer free impartial advice and support to help you save energy, reduce your bills, and live in a warmer, more comfortable home. Their trained team of experts provide consultations on the phone or in person to share advice all about saving energy.

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Nea

National Energy Action (NEA) is the national fuel poverty charity, working to ensure that everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is warm and safe at home. They directly support people with energy and income maximisation advice and advocate on issues including improving the energy efficiency of our homes.

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Gov.uk (Help for Households)

We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

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The Priority Services Register (PSR)

PSR is a free UK wide service which provides extra advice and support, including when there’s an interruption to your electricity or gas supply.

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Shelter

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. They give advice, Information and advocacy to people in housing need.

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Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service

Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service is a government funded (legal aid) scheme, providing free legal advice and representation to people facing the loss of their home.

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Social housing complaints

Everyone deserves a safe and secure home. If you live in social housing and you have an issue with your home or your landlord, there are ways to make things right.

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Local to the South of England

The Winchester Beacon

  Winchester

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The Winchester Beacon is so much more than just a place to stay – their services enable people to break the cycle of homelessness for good and rebuild their lives. In addition to a warm bed and nutritious food, they also provide a wide-ranging programme of support to help residents find more permanent accommodation, work through any problems which may have contributed to their homelessness and also prepare them for independent living when they are ready to move on from The Winchester Beacon.

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StonePillow

  Chichester & Bognor Regis

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Stonepillow support and empower homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing. They run day centres, Hostels, Resource hubs, supported accommodation and recovery services.

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West Sussex Energy 

  West Sussex

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The West Sussex Affordable Energy Partnership provides a forum where the West Sussex Local Authorities, West Sussex County Council, Installers, Community and Health partners can work together to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to promoting affordable energy for the most vulnerable in West Sussex.

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Turning Tides

  Adur & Worthing

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The Emergency Assistance Grant provides a flexible range of support to residents of Adur and Worthing. The EAG is funded by Adur & Worthing Council and delivered by Turning Tides.

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Brighton & Hove City Council 

  Brighton & Hove

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Find out if you can get support with your energy bills and get advice about how to keep your home warm and save energy.

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Chichester District Council

  Chichester

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The district council can offer services and give advice on many different areas of living. They can help with housing, job searching, council tax, waste and many other services.

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YMCA DownsLink Group

  Sussex & Surrey

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YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people across Sussex and Surrey. They work to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. They also reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through their other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation and youth work, so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive. 

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Heart for the Homeless

  Chichester

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HEART is a partnership of local churches in Chichester, who want to play their part in helping some of the most vulnerable people in the community. They serve a hot, take away breakfast and packed lunch every day of the week from 9am until 10am.

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Sussex Homeless Support

  Sussex

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SHS provide support, advice, and outreach to people suffering housing crisis in Sussex. Every Sunday they run a Street Kitchen at the Clocktower in Brighton where they serve meals, give out clothes and advice to around 200 rough sleepers and vulnerable people.

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Brighton Housing Trust

  Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Sussex

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BHT Sussex is a housing association and a homeless charity. They provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, as well as some locations in Sussex. They challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation.

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Grace Advocacy

  Southern England

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Grace Advocacy offers an advocacy service that has been specifically designed to help vulnerable adults who are struggling with multiple, complex problems.

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The Lifehouse

  Southsea

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The LifeHouse is a kitchen, resource and support centre that serves hot food and gives out food parcels. 

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Society of St James

  Hampshire

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SSJ is a Southampton-based homelessness charity, providing a range of supported living services across Hampshire. They provide a wide range of support to people from all walks of life experiencing homelessness, problematic alcohol or substance use and mental health problems.

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