If you have no home to return to tonight, the first place you can seek help from is your local authority. You can contact the Housing Advice Centre or One Stop Shop at the local authority where you are homeless. If you usually live in a different local authority, you may be referred back to that local authority.
In Hackney please contact:
Housing Options and Advice
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY (map)
The office is open Monday to Friday, between 9am – 5pm.
Tel: 020 8356 2929
020 8356 2300 (operational from 6pm)
In Islington please contact:
Housing Aid Centre,
257 Upper Street,
London, N1 1RU (map)
The office is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm, except on Wednesdays when the office is open between 12noon and 4pm.
Tel: 020 7527 2000
020 7527 2000 (outside of office opening hours)
You can also contact an advice agency for help to find accommodation. There is a useful list of advice agencies and local authorities on the following websites:
Shelter offer a telephone helpline for housing advice on 0808 800 4444
Shelter’s free housing advice helpline is open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-5pm at weekends.
The following website will give you information on accommodation that may be available: