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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Temporary accommodation

Council temporary accommodation and where to find hostels and night shelters in the region.

If you are likely to be homeless, you might be eligible for temporary accommodation from us. We will look at your circumstances and assess if you're eligible for help.

Find out what to do if you are homeless or worried about becoming homeless.

Help with your housing needs

If you are worried about having nowhere suitable to live, find out more about the housing support available for you depending on your personal situation.

GOV.UK has guidance on emergency housing if you're homeless.

Council temporary accommodation

Council temporary accommodation may be an option for particularly vulnerable people who the council has a duty to accommodate when homeless.

Contact our Housing Options Team for help and advice.

Hostels and night shelters

Direct access hostels are intended to provide easily accessible temporary accommodation.

Some hostels are open 24 hours, although they may require residents to be out during the day and also have a night time curfew. Some may also have a limit to the amount of time someone can stay at the hostel.

There are no hostels or night shelters in Uttlesford, but there are a number in the region.

Bishopridge House, Norwich


Telephone: 01603 666563 or 01603 980799

Bury St Edmunds Genesis, Housing Grove Park

Telephone: 01284 723839

Cambridge Cyrenians


Telephone: 01223 366292

Chelmsford CHESS


Telephone: 01245 281104

Colchester Engagement & Next Steps (CENS)


Telephone: 01206 549885

Felixstowe Genesis House, Buregate Road

Telephone: 01394 670476

The Ferry Project, Wisbech

Telephone: 01945 589905

Herring Housing Trust, Great Yarmouth


Telephone: 01493 331524

Ipswich Genesis Housing, Cavendish Lodge

Telephone: 01473 219155

Jimmy's Cambridge


Telephone: 01223 576085

The King's Arms Project, Bedford


Telephone: 01234 266085

Lowestoft Genesis Housing, Trafalgar House

Telephone: 01502 564381

St Albans Open Door


Telephone: 01727 859113

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