Housing

To help you find the information you require more easily, we have split this page into relevant sections:

General Housing Issues

Citizens Advice

Useful information from the Citizens Advice website.

National Government Advice

Your legal obligations and rights when renting, buying or owning a home, plus information about Council Tax, what to do if you’re homeless and where to get help if you have a housing dispute.
Government Advice

Local Government Advice

Stratford on Avon District Council Housing Advice

Warwick District Council Housing Advice

Shelter

Useful information from the Shelter website about all aspects of housing advice including: homelessness, eviction, private and social  renting, repairs and housing benefit.

Rent and mortgage arrears

Citizens Advice

Useful information from the Citizens Advice website.

Rent arrears

Mortgage arrears

Renting

Citizens Advice

Useful information from the Citizens Advice website on all aspects of social and private renting.

Renting a Home

Government Advice

Government Advice on renting in private and social housing sectors

Private Renting

Social Housing

Shelter

Useful information from the Shelter website on private and social renting.

Housing Support

Support agencies offering housing support to enable people to maintain their tenancies:

P3 Warwickshire: A county-wide, bespoke floating support service is for adults over the age of 25 who need support to manage and maintain their accommodation if it is at risk, enabling clients to tackle the reasons they are struggling to maintain their property, or to tackle homelessness and support homelessness applications.

Together Your Way (Warwickshire): specialist housing support for those with mental health issues to maintain their tenancies and stay in their homes.

Homelessness Support

Local charities helping people who are homeless or rough sleeping. There are many other hostels and additional support services but these are normally best accessed through referral/signposting from one of the contacts below:

Warwick and Leamington:

ESH : Support with addiction such as alcohol and drugs; offering peer and family support

Helping Hands Community Project :  food, furniture, clothes, sleeping bag, nurse, toiletries, rucksacks and referrals. Contact: 07540 310139 helpinghands@gmail.com

Leamington Night Shelter providing evening meal and shelter in Radford Methodist Church Hall on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 9pm.  Contact: 07718 683531 margaretmoore401@btinternet.com

Leamington Winter Support offering evening meal and shelter in large room on Fridays and Saturdays from 7.30 pm – 9 am at Old Priors Club, Clemens Street,

The Way Ahead Project offering housing options, benefits/work advice, breakfast, laundry, shower, computers, food vouchers, addiction support, activities, sleeping bags and referrals.

Stratford on Avon District:

Useful information from Stratford on Avon District Council.

Other out of hours contacts:

Warwick and Leamington:

Safeguarding: 18 years and under: 01926 410 410/886 922

Mental Health Crisis: 0300 200 0011 or Mental Health Matters : 0800 616 171

Police including Missing Persons : 01926 451111/101/999

Emergency Accommodation : 01926 339 577

Stratford:

Out of hours contact numbers.

Repairs

Citizens Advice

Rented Housing Repairs

Shelter

 Disrepair and Poor Housing Conditions

District Councils

Information about housing repairs and improvements in your local district:

Stratford: (private housing repairs advice only)

Warwick (social and private housing)

Mortgages and home ownership

Citizens Advice

Mortgages and Secured Loans

Government

Help for people wanting to buy their own home.

Shelter

Further advice on mortgage arrears from the housing charity