You don't have to be living on the street to be homeless. You may be legally classed as homeless if you are sleeping on a friend's sofa, staying in a hostel, suffering from overcrowding, or other bad conditions. Shelter offer advice on housing matters, eviction, repossession and help with housing costs.

 Visit the Shelter website or call 0808 800 4444

Spelthorne Council

Your council must help if you are legally homeless, but how much depends on your eligibility, your level of need and whether your homelessness could be a result of something you have done. Visit our housing advice pages for further information.