If you have nowhere to stay or if it is unsafe for you to return home, or you will be homeless within the next 56 days, you should contact the Housing Options Team immediately
Housing Options Team
Ground Floor, Merton House,
Tel: 0151 934 3541
Monday-Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
Friday 10am to 3 pm
Out of hours
For people who become homeless when our office is closed, Sefton Council's Health and Social Care Emergency Duty Team manages our out of hour’s service.
The service is for emergencies only and can give you general advice and will be able to assist you to find temporary emergency accommodation.
You can contact the Out of Hours service on 0151 934 3555
Monday to Thursday after 5.00p.m.
Friday after 4.15pm and any time at weekends and public holidays
You can now find out about the range of housing options available to you by completing our online advice service (Enhanced Housing Options) via Property Pool Plus on www.propertypoolplus.org.uk.
If you are already registered on PPP login using your reference number, look at your “My To Do” list and select Enhanced Housing Options. Complete this online assessment tool and you will be given a range of options that will be suitable for you. If you indicate that you are “Interested” in any of the options, this option will then form part of your “Next Steps” housing plan. Once you have finished you can either download the document or e-mail it to yourself. If appropriate you may now see additional options within your “My To Do” list.
If you are not registered on PPP, access the site using the link above and select the blue coloured tab called “Housing Options”. Click the “Get Started” button and start the assessment. Once you have provided your basic personal details you will be given a reference number which you should record. You can then complete the online assessment tool and you will be given a range of options that will be suitable for you. If you indicate that you are “Interested” in any of the options, this option will then form part of your “Next Steps” housing plan. You can either download the document or e-mail it to yourself. If appropriate you may now see additional options within your “My To Do” list.
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO BE HOMELESS WITHIN 56 DAYS please complete the online assessment but then contact the Council on 0151 934 3541 as soon as possible for further advice.
Rough Sleepers in Sefton
The Council has a range of services for Rough Sleepers that work across all parts of the borough to try and reduce the number of people sleeping rough in the borough.
If you want to report an incidence of Rough Sleeping in Sefton please:
Phone the Rough Sleeper Outreach Team via Light for Life on 01704 501256 (or 07918746042 outside normal office hours and weekends), or alternatively.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details of the location and any description of the person. We will acknowledge your e-mail and give you a response to your report.
Southport Housing Centre
The Southport Housing Advice Centre, which is operated on behalf of the Council by Light for Life, can help those who may be at risk of being homeless.
Southport Housing Centre
Southport, PR8 1ES
Tel: 01704 501 256
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm