Homeless and Need Help?

Are you homeless and need help?

At Groundswell we provide support for people to make and attend health appointments in London and have volunteering opportunities specifically for people who have experience of homelessness.

To find out about getting support to attend health appointments visit our Homeless Health Peer Advocacy page.

To see what volunteering opportunities we have available go to our visit our volunteer page.

Temporary accommodation and day centres

Homeless Link run a database of accommodation and other support services. You can search for what is available in your local area.

The Pavement magazine also has a list of day centres, accommodation and other services. You can view digital copies of the magazine here.

Many hostels and shelters only give beds to people who have been referred to them by other services. Read this advice from Shelter if you are in England on how to get into a hostel or a night shelter.

The Escape Plan

Groundswell created the Escape Plan, a booklet which captured the wisdom of many people who had previously been homeless and managed move on. It does not give you the answers, but it tries to ask you the right questions to help you work out your own way to move out of homelessness.

Click here for a copy.

Help with housing

Shelter’s free Housing Advice Helpline can provide advice on housing and related issues. It’s open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends.
0808 800 4444

There is also a lot of information about housing on Shelter England’s website and on Shelter Scotland’s website.

A Groundswell Peer Advocate