Map of housing services in Shropshire
At risk of homelessness?
If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless there is help out there.
First contact the Housing Options Team at Shropshire Council. If you are likely to be made homeless in the next 56 days they can help you to remain in your home or assist you in finding alternative accommodation.
You can also call Shelter's Emergency Helpline to speak to a housing advisor if you're in need of urgent advice on 0808 800 4444 (weekdays 8AM-8PM, weekends 9AM-5PM)
Organisations who can help
Assessment of priority need under the Housing Act
Can provide temporary accommodation for those assessed as in priority need
General housing advice and information to private and council tenants and homeless people
Outside of office hours please call 0345 678 9000
Housing associations across the county hold regular housing drop in sessions funded by Shropshire Council.
No matter what your housing situation, you can apply for assistance or attend a drop in session.
Sustain support can help you with:-
Budgeting - reducing household bills and making ends meet
Benefits - applications and appeals
Finding a new home, a lodger, house swap or house share
Contacting services, groups and agencies
Coping in your own home - managing your post, bills and appointments
Aids and adaptations - changing your property to suit your needs
Becoming involved in the community - activities, events and groups
Staying safe - coping with domestic violence, household security
Finding social care or help at home
Or download a referral form
For more information download leaflet
In rented accommodation?
Citizen's Advice has lots of information on your rights and entitlements as a private tenant or if you're renting off the Council - including advice if you're struggling to pay your rent or facing eviction.
Shelter also has many resources on your rights and responsibilities in rented housing, including advice on negotiating a rent reduction and renting if you have a poor credit history.
Turn 2 Us
If you're struggling to pay your rent, Turn 2 Us lists grants, benefits or other financial support which could help you. You can also use their benefits calculator to work out what you're entitled to.