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Homeless or at risk?

The Homelessness Advice and Prevention Team works to prevent people living in West Lancashire from becoming homeless. The team provides the following services:

  • Free confidential advice to anyone in the West Lancashire area who is homeless or thinks they may soon become homeless
  • Advice to private tenants and landlords on the law around private rented tenancies including dealing with harassment and illegal eviction
  • Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme 
  • Sanctuary Scheme for victims of domestic violence who wish to remain in their home


This section offers a guide to what we can do to help - but as every case is different it's important that you contact us as soon as you think you may be at risk of becoming homeless so that your individual circumstances can be assessed.

Homeless or at risk links

Your West Lancashire

Information for where you live

Contact

Homelessness team

Housing enquiry form 

homelessness@westlancs.gov.uk

01695 585223 or 01695 585222 (0845 371 0898 for out of office hours emergencies*)

*The out of hours emergency number must only be used if you find yourself unexpectedly homeless outside of office hours and you are unable to make alternative arrangements. It is not to be used for general advice or enquiries about housing applications.