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The Housing Solutions Service has a duty to provide advice to anyone who is at risk of losing their home. 


 

I am at risk of becoming homeless

If you are at risk of becoming homeless or are already homeless, contact the Housing Solutions Service immediately and they will work with you to try and resolve your situation. Homelessness can happen suddenly, but it you seek advice and assistance early, it can sometimes be prevented.

The Housing Solutions Service provides comprehensive advice and assistance on a wide range of issues that may affect someone who is homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Examples:


  • Rent arrears
  • Your landlord has served a Notice to Quit
  • Mortgage arrears/repossession
  • Poor quality or unsuitable housing
  • Illegal eviction/harassment
  • Support from a Financial Inclusion Officer

Torfaen Housing Solutions Service: 01495 742301

Emergency Out of House: 01495 762200

Email: Housingsolutions@torfaen.gov.uk

You can find further information at the following pages:

I am homeless

If you are already homeless, the Housing Solutions Service can provide you with advice and support. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be placed into Temporary Accommodation whilst they investigate your situation. Our Temporary Accommodation guide provides further information.

Young people under the age of 18 will be referred to social care services in order to assess their specific needs and requirements. Torfaen Young People's Services (TYPSS) can offer help and support for young people aged 16 and 17.

All such assessments for housing are carried out in line with current housing legislation as set out by the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and Homelessness Act 2002.

Even if the Housing Solutions Service is unable to assist you with temporary accommodation, they will be able to advise you about emergency accommodation and the other housing options available to you. 

Torfaen Housing Options Team: 01495 742301 (Out of hours 01495 762200)

I am a victim of Domestic Abuse

Torfaen Women's Aid provides support to women who are suffering from domestic abuse. They can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for advice, support and emergency access to refuge (anywhere in the UK).

Torfaen Women's Aid: 01495 742052 
Visit: The Chrysalis Centre, 3 Townsbridge Buildings, Park Road, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 6JE.
View a map of the location of Torfaen Women's Aid

Alternatively for further information and advice on dealing with domestic abuse visit the Welsh Women's Aid website.

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (Bilingual service. 24hrs a day, 7 days a week)

I need some extra support

If you need help managing your finances, are at risk of losing your home and your individual circumstances mean you require some extra support then Torfaen Floating Support can help by providing specialist advice and support to get you back on track.

For more information please contact Torfaen Voluntary Alliance on 01495 742463 and ask to speak to an Assessment Officer.

Shelter

Torfaen Womens Aid

Solas Cymru

Wales Domestic Abuse

Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance