Homelessness guidance and support

If your relationship is breaking down

Many people become homeless when a relationship breaks up.

Your rights will vary depending on your circumstances, but the following issues are among the most important to your rights:

  • If you are married to your partner
  • If you have children
  • Whose name is on the tenancy or mortgage
  • If your partner has been violent to you

If you have been assaulted by your partner, help and emergency accommodation is available from a network of women's refuges. Visit our domestic abuse advice section.

Alternatively, find out about our homelessness service. You can also ask for help from places such as a Citizen's Advice Bureau