If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, it is important to contact the Housing Team who will assess your situation and provide you with the relevant housing advice and assistance.
If you have spent at least one night in care whilst you were 16 or 17 years old, you will automatically be considered in priority need for homeless assistance until your 21st birthday, which means that our Housing Team will have a duty to provide you with emergency accommodation if you are homeless and eligible for assistance.
If you are a care leaver and over 21 years of age, the Housing team will determine whether you are in ‘priority need’ for emergency accommodation. We will assess each case on an individual basis, exploring the vulnerability of the person approaching our service.
Regardless of whether you are considered in priority need, the Housing Team can help you to find long-term accommodation if you are homeless and eligible for assistance.
Staffordshire County Council have specialist Homeless Personal Advisors who can provide you with further advice and assistance if you find that you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.