Accommodation Concern was established in 1987, evolving from the shared vision of local day centres, clergy, and Councillors of all political persuasions.
The vision was for a single organisation to work with people affected by homelessness locally and those in a precarious housing position. We know that prompt and accurate advice may help service users to make informed choices and can often help prevent the trauma, emotional, physical and financial cost of homelessness.
Accommodation Concern prevents and alleviates poverty, need, hardship and distress, by delivering advice, support and preventative services designed to end homelessness. Our goal is always to build independence, resilience, improve wellbeing, and empower people to be the best they can.
Supported housing project for single homeless people, building life skills, preparing for independent living, increasing confidence through a planned programme of re-settlement.
Housing, Welfare Benefit & Debt Advice Service
This is an independent service that deals with a wide range of housing issues such as homelessness, young person’s housing rights, repairs, illegal evictions and much more. The Housing Advice Service also supports court advocacy and mediation. Our welfare benefit advice will check people are claiming the correct benefits, support with applications and appeals. Our debt advice service will support with budgeting, maximising Income whilst minimising outgoings, negotiation of repayment plans with creditors, IVA, DRO & Bankruptcy If required