Alternative housing advice and assistance
If you do not qualify for homeless assistance from the council, then
If you are sleeping rough, London No Second Night Out may be able to help.
We work in partnership with the homelessness charity Thames Reach (London Street Rescue) to meet with rough sleepers, carry out assessments and provide support.
This includes supporting people to reconnect them to their own area, or to support them to find accommodation, usually in the private rented sector.
You can contact Street Link for support on 0300 500 0914
Severe weather emergency
Havering Council will also provide emergency accommodation to rough sleepers to prevent deaths on the streets caused by cold winter conditions. This will be activated when the Met Office predicts 3 consecutive nights of temperature below 0 degrees.
Referrals are expected through the London Street Rescue Outreach teams, the Police and other Council staff. Therefore, we are developing a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers in Havering. This will be administered by the Housing Advice and Homelessness and Hostels teams
Local homeless Charities
The following is a list of local charities and organisations who help homeless people and may be able to provide you with support
Hope4Havering - Hope4Havering is a collective of local churches, businesses and individuals who are united by a shared vision for our community: to see all forms of homelessness made history in Havering
YMCA - A charity that focuses on work with young people but works with all members of the community. They are the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation for young people in England.
Salvation Army - From street homelessness to those battling addiction, they offer services to put the person and their needs at the centre of their support - enabling people to take control of their life circumstances.