It is important you let the Council know as soon as possible if you think you are going to be homeless. This will help them to prevent you from becoming homeless and enable you to take up any housing options that may be offered.
If the Council are unable to prevent you from becoming homeless or you do not take up one of their housing options, they will assess your situation under homelessness law. If the council has to place you in emergency accommodation when you become homeless, this could be in bed & breakfast or hostel accommodation and will probably be outside of Harrow or even London. If you have children or are pregnant and you are placed in bed and breakfast, they aim to keep your stay there to a minimum.
Harrow Council offers the following services.
Mediation: an external mediation service designed to try and prevent homelessness wherever appropriate.
Homelessness advice: a practical service for people who are at risk of losing their home across all tenures, private renters, owner occupiers. If you think you may need this service please telephone the Housing Advice Team.
Sanctuary: a scheme for victims of domestic or other violence who need additional security measures to be installed into their properties.
Harrow Single Homeless Forum drop-in service: a weekly drop-in service offering advice on accommodation and support.
If you are a single adult or an adult couple, it is likely that the council will not have a legal duty to secure accommodation for you. You can still get advice about your housing options by contacting the Housing Advice Team.
PO Box 65, Civic 1, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY
0208 424 1093 / 020 8863 5611 (emergencies, out-of-hours)
Pre-arranged homelessness appointments are available between 1pm and 4pm, Monday-Friday
Who is it for:
Anyone who is homeless or going to become homeless
How to apply:
Call or email using the details above