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General housing advice

What to do and who can help if you are looking for somewhere to live, are having problems in your current home or need help paying for housing. 

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Shelter
Shelter

Shelter is a charitable organisation which aims to alleviate the distress and pressure caused by being homeless or in bad housing. They do this by offering advice and information to people in need as well as advocacy and campaigning for political change.

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Home ownership schemes
Home ownership schemes

If you live in England and can’t afford to buy a home, you may be able to get some financial help through a government home ownership scheme. This site gives information about various schemes including First Buy equity loans, shared ownership, and the New Buy scheme.

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Crisis
Crisis

Crisis is the national charity that aims to help single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

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Housing Ombudsman Service
Housing Ombudsman Service

The Housing Ombudsman Service is set up by law to look at complaints about registered providers of social housing, for example housing associations, as well as other landlords, managers, and agents. The service is free, independent and impartial. If you think your landlord has provided a poor service or managed your home badly, the Housing Ombudsman Service can look at your complaint.

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Local Government Ombudsma
Local Government Ombudsma

The Local Government Ombudsman looks at complaints about councils and other authorities and organisations, including council housing, housing benefit, care homes and home care providers.

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