Temporary accommodation

What is temporary accommodation?

If you and your household are eligible for assistance, homeless, with no other options, and we think you have a priority need we may provide you with temporary accommodation.

A household is one person living alone, or a group of people who are living together.

We use a range of places as temporary accommodation. These will normally be self contained homes, such as flats and houses. In an emergency we may use hotel rooms while we find something more suitable. This will usually be within our district but we may occasionally need to use accommodation in other towns. Hotel rooms generally have their own bathrooms, but not kitchen facilities.

We can't guarantee to be able to place you near to work, schools or support networks. Where we can, we always look to house people within the district. 

While you are in temporary accommodation it is vital that you take responsibility for providing us with all the information we need to process your housing application. 

Finding temporary accommodation for yourself

You may prefer to make your own arrangements while we consider your homelessness application.

Being in temporary accommodation doesn't give you more priority for housing than if you were staying with family or friends, so if there is somewhere else that’s suitable for you to stay in the short term you should consider that option. If you do chose to stay with family or friends you will have more choice in your final placement of permanent accommodation.