If you are at risk of becoming homeless, the council has a duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act to offer advice and support to try to prevent you from becoming homeless. This can be by helping you to stay in your current home, or if this is not possible, helping to you to find somewhere else to live.
The council will carry out an assessment of your circumstances and agree actions to be taken by you and us. The actions agreed are put into a written plan and the aim of the plan is to try to make sure you have somewhere to live for at least the next six months.
Many people think that if they become homeless they will be entitled to be rehoused into a council or housing association property. This is no longer the case as the council can find a private rented property to end a homeless duty it may have to you.