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Homelessness Early Intervention and Prevention

The Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention team are dedicated to working with you or your tenants to offer advice and support to help maintain tenancies.

The service is funded by the Liverpool City Region

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Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Team

If you’re a landlord and your tenant is struggling to maintain their tenancy, we may be able to help with things like:

  • Applying for benefits,
  • Maximising their income,
  • Negotiating rent arrears repayment plans,
  • Helping them to budget,
  • Supporting them to apply for social housing,
  • Mediating with your tenant,
  • Preventing unlawful evictions,
  • Giving you housing advice,
  • Referring them to other service providers.

Our Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Team work with tenants by supporting them to maintain their tenancy.

The aim of the team is to:

  • Assist people at risk of becoming homeless at the earliest opportunity,
  • Identify support needs,
  • Refer you to other service providers,
  • Work together to prevent homelessness.

You may contact the team by emailing prevention@sthelens.gov.uk

It’s important to understand your tenants housing rights before considering any action. Further advice and information can be found in the useful links section.

Please view our housing options page, which offers lots of additional advice and services that may prove useful to you. There's also more information at www.sthelensgateway.info.

Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Team

The Early Intervention & Prevention Team, work with tenants by supporting them to maintain their tenancy.

The aim of the team is to:

  • Assist people at risk of becoming homeless at the earliest opportunity,
  • Identify support needs,
  • Refer you to other service providers,
  • Work together to prevent homelessness.

If you’re a tenant and your struggling to maintain your tenancy, we may be able to help with things like:

  • Applying for benefits,
  • Maximising your income,
  • Negotiating rent arrears repayment plans,
  • Helping you to budget,
  • Supporting you to apply for social housing,
  • Mediating with your landlord,
  • Preventing unlawful evictions,
  • Giving you housing advice,
  • Referring you to other service providers.

You may contact us be emailing prevention@sthelens.gov.uk

It’s important you understand your housing rights. If you’re a renting a property and your landlord asks you to leave, you have rights. For advice about your rights you can visit the sites below.

Please view our housing options page, which offers lots of additional advice and services that may prove useful to you. There's also more information at www.sthelensgateway.info.

The eviction ban in England ended on 31st May 2021. Eviction enforcement begins again from 1st June 2021 and notice periods reduced to four months (rather than six) except 'in the most serious of cases', such as instances of domestic abuse or anti-social behaviour. Find out more here.