We cannot house most people once they become homeless. Our priority is to help you avoid becoming homeless in the first place. We can do this by negotiating with the people you live with or your landlord, giving you advice, or by helping you find another home quickly.The organisations below can help you with advice if you are:
- already homeless, or are about to be
- sleeping rough or concerned about a rough sleeper
- looking for legal help on housing
If you are still worried about becoming homeless or you are homeless already please get in touch with the Housing Aid Team as soon as possible.
Contact us by phone on 020 7527 2000.
More advice on what to do from the UK's housing and homelessness charity
No Second Night Out
Aiming to help people who are sleeping rough in London for the first time and find them an immediate alternative so they don't need to spend another night on the streets.
I’m concerned about a rough sleeper
Contact StreetLink, who can connect the rough sleeper to the local support and services they need.
Legal advice on housing
The Islington Law Centre can help you with a wide range of issues about your housing situation.
Private sector housing
Find out about renting in the private sector, your rights to decent accommodation as a private renter; and how you can help get empty properties back into use
Find out about low cost home ownership options.
New Generation Scheme
The New Generation Scheme is for the sons and daughters of council, housing association and private sector tenants living in the borough.
GOV.UK overview of your entitlement to housing benefit and how to claim
Social housing options in low demand areas
Homeless Link - Islington homeless organisations
Homeless Link campaigns on behalf of the frontline homeless organisations in England.
Statistics about homelessness in the borough
Table 784 has a summary of statistics by borough on an annual basis, from 2014/15 to the most recent year. There is also more detailed information about homelessness, for example preventions and acceptances, and also about rough sleeping