This section is about living in a place that feels like a home for you and your children. Your home and how you and your children feel when you are there are important for your wellbeing. It should be somewhere where you feel safe, secure, warm and dry.
Note: you have a right to housing which is suitable for you and your children (safe, not damp, not overcrowded). If you are facing any kind of housing issue, it’s important to get good advice as soon as you can. Examples of when you might need help include if you’re at risk of homelessness for any reason (for example relationship breakdown, domestic abuse, eviction for rent arrears), if there’s overcrowding or dampness, or if you need help with housing costs, housing arrears, furnishings and so on. Check you are receiving all the financial support you are entitled to if you are renting or if you own your home. You can find out more about housing rights from our Advice and Information Service.
Parent Club’s family support directory has useful information and contacts to support parents with housing issues.
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You’ll find lots of useful information about health and wellbeing here. If you need advice on issues such as welfare benefits, separation or child maintenance contact our Lone Parent Helpline or chat to us online.
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