Considering an application

How long does it take for a decision to be made on my homeless application?

This depends on your circumstances and the enquiries we need to make, so it varies from person to person. Some of the important factors are:

  • where you were living before
  • your reasons for being homeless
  • your social and medical circumstances.

These are just some of the things we need to look at when taking an application.

Will I automatically be given somewhere to live?

This depends on your individual circumstances. If we believe you are eligible, homeless and in priority need, you will be offered temporary accommodation. We will then look at your application in more detail and decide if you should be given suitable accommodation.