Homeless or worried about losing your home

Homeless or worried about losing your home

Being faced with losing your home is a huge worry, and we want to support you and help you to stay in a safe home. You can contact the Council at any time, even if you are only worried about losing your home.

If you have nowhere to live or worried about losing your home in Rotherham, it is important you get the advice you need as soon as possible. The sooner you get help the more we can do to help you stay in your home or find somewhere to live.

Individuals do not have to be living on the street to be homeless - even if they have a roof over their head they can still be without a home. The following housing circumstances are examples of homelessness:

  • Without a shelter of any kind (sleeping rough)
  • With a place to sleep but temporary (in institutions or a shelter)
  • Living in unsecure housing (threatened with severe exclusion due to insecure tenancies, eviction, domestic violence, or staying with family and friends - ‘sofa surfing’)
  • Living in inadequate housing (illegal campsites, in unfit housing, or in extreme overcrowding)

If English is not your first language, you can translate the Council's webpages. If you need to speak to a member of our team, we have interpreters so that we can still provide you with advice and support.

You can find further information relating to your personal circumstances on the below buttons.

Support if you are worried that you could lose your home

Support if you are homeless now or are rough sleeping

Find out what the different housing options are and how they may be suitable for you

Information on how to join the housing register and bid for Council and Housing Association homes

For professionals who have a duty to refer individuals who are homeless or could become homeless

Support for landlords on different actions to take before eviction


If you need any further advice or assistance, you can complete the online form below:

Alternatively, you can call us on:

Phone: 01709 336009 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm)

Out of Hours: 07748143170 (between 5:00pm-8:30am Mon-Fri or during the weekend and bank holidays)