If you have just become homeless, and you have no money and no friends or family who can help you with a bed for the night, it’s going to be difficult to sort out your problems today.
But there are many organisations who will try their best to help and you best chance is to contact them, tell them all about your situation, and follow their advice. There are lots of people who have been helped and are now settled and supported in a place of their own.
As a first port of call there are two top quality advice centres who specialise in helping homeless people
At the Foxton centre a team of workers can offer advice and support, assess your needs and make referrals. (Tel. 01772 555925)
Housing Advisory Service, Preston City Council
Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston , PR1 2RL
Telephone (during office hours): 01772 906412
Out of hours emergency enquiries: 01772 906014
In need of housing advice, at risk of becoming homeless or having a problem at home.
having problems at home
The 1617 project
Tel: 01772 558978
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You may also wish to contact for advice
Shelter provides a free, national telephone advice line staffed by trained housing advisers. We have helped thousands of people, from finding them a place to sleep to suggesting how to handle mortgage arrears. Ring free on 0808 800 4444. Lines are open seven days a week from 8am to midnight.
For legal advice their Lancashire Housing Aid Centre is in Blackburn at 69 Preston New Road, BB2 6AY (tel. 0344 515 1831).
Please note :
There is currently no emergency direct access or night shelter provision for adults in Preston
If you have not lived in Preston or South Ribble for most of the last year or have no strong local connections it will be almost impossible for the Council to help you. You would be best advised to return to or stay in your home district and seek help there.
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