Help and advice
also known as: Buying a home, Home improvements, Homelessness.
Advice and information on buying your home, making repairs and keeping it warm. Also find out what to do if you are threatened with homelessness.
Consultation on a draft
Homelessness Strategy for Northumberland
Northumberland County Council is developing a Homelessness
Strategy which outlines the Council’s plans to reduce and prevent
homelessness by tackling the main causes and improving access to
both permanent and temporary accommodation.
The Council has prepared a draft strategy and would like your
input to it. The consultation on the draft Homelessness
Strategy runs until Friday 30 October 2015.
Once adopted, the Homelessness Strategy will be the County
Council’s main strategic plan for the prevention of homelessness in
Northumberland, covering the period to 2021.
The draft Strategy:
- Sets out the aim, objectives and approach to preventing
homelessness across Northumberland;
- Defines how the Council will increase the number of households
able to remain in their own home; improve access to permanent and
temporary accommodation; work with partners to mitigate the impact
of Welfare Reform and provide more housing solutions for young
people ; and
- Includes a draft Action Plan which sets out what the Council
hopes to deliver and by when.
The draft Strategy is available to view by
following this link. A hard copy of the draft
Strategy is available on request.
We are encouraging people to comment online by completing a
survey via this link
Commenting online is straightforward and we
will also accept responses by e-mail to HousingHomeless@northumberland.gov.uk
or by post to:
Planning and Housing Policy Team
Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland, NE61 2EF
The consultation period ends on 30
October 2015 and comments should be submitted by 5pm on
Please do not hesitate to contact us at HousingHomeless@northumberland.gov.uk
or phone us on 0845 600 6400 if you have any
questions about the consultation arrangements.
Homelessness and housing options
If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness it is
important that you seek advice and support as soon as possible.
Buying a home
There are different schemes available to help you buy your home
depending on your circumstances, including Help to Buy, Right to
Buy and Local Lend a Mortgage
Home Improvements and repairs
There may be financial help available for homeowners to fund
adaptations, home improvements and repairs.
Keeping your home warm
We work closely with partners to promote energy efficiency to
help keep your house warm.