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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, enacted on 3 April 2018, is the most significant piece of homelessness legislation for over 40 years. The act places new legal duties on English councils to provide free advice and assistance to all eligible households that are homeless, or at risk of homelessness regardless of priority need.

If you are homeless or feel you are threatened with homelessness, rough sleeping, fleeing domestic abuse or going through a relationship breakdown please contact the Homefinder Service so we can carry out an assessment of your needs:

  • 0300 1236633 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-6.30pm)
  • 0191 4562093 (out of office hours)
  • 07812663057 (homeless response service provided by Changing Lives)

South Tyneside Homes- Homelessness

Rough Sleeping

If you see a rough sleeper in the first instance please report this to our Homefinder service, on the number above or alternatively contact streetlink on the link below. 


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