Homelessness

Help available in winter for homeless people

From 11 November 2019 to 1 March 2020, we are working with the New Life Church on Brumby Wood Lane in Scunthorpe to provide a place for homeless people to stay overnight, at least twice a week.

The church will be open two nights per week, every week, plus extra nights when the weather is classed as severe.

The church provides a warm, safe place to sleep. Light meals and hot drinks are available, along with a change of clothes and hygiene products.

The nights the church will be open will be announced every Monday. We will update this webpage and social media as soon as we have the details.

All other openings will be announced on the day, subject to weather conditions.

Confirmed nights when the church will be open to the homeless:

  • Tuesday 14 January 6.30pm to 7.30am
  • Friday 17 January 6.30pm to 7.30am
  • Sunday 19 January 6.30pm to 7.30am

Depending on weather conditions, the church may open other nights.

The telephone number for the New Life Church is 01724 280340.

Alternatively, the Housing Advice team can be contacted on 01724 297000 if you need more information.

Homelessness

A person is threatened with becoming homeless if they:

  • are likely to become homeless in 56 days
  • have received a valid notice to quit (Section 21 notice)
  • have received a notice that landlord requires possession of accommodation (NOSP) which expires within 56 days
  • if you’re threatened with becoming homeless and are eligible for help, we can help prevent you becoming homeless.

A person could be homeless if they:

  • have no home in the UK or elsewhere that they have a legal right to occupy
  • have a movable home such as a boat or caravan and there is nowhere it can be placed lawfully
  • you’re at risk from harm if you stay in your current home

If you think you may be homeless or threatened with homelessness we may be able to help you to remain in your home or move to another home. The earlier you contact us the more we’ll be able to help you.

If you’re homeless we’ll look at whether or not you have local connections in the area such as:

  • how long you’ve lived in the area
  • if you’re employed in the area
  • you’ve close family in the area
  • other special circumstances.

We’ll talk to you about your circumstances. This will help us to understand your situation and any support and help you may need. We’ll fill in a Personal Housing Support Plan and agree with you what you need to do and also what we need to do to help you. Over the course of your application we’ll keep you up to date with what we are doing to help you. You’ll also need to make sure you get in touch with us regularly to let us know what you’ve done from your Personal Housing Support Plan.

You can take a look at more information on this webpage about your own circumstances. If you need any more help you can fill in our Referral Form [PDF, 106Kb] or call us on (01724) 297777.