I'm about to leave hospital and I don't have anywhere to go

You should tell the hospital nursing staff as soon as possible, so that they know that you will be homeless when you are discharged. They will ask the hospital discharge team to help if they can.

The discharge team may refer you to our housing advice team. We will assess your situation and you may be offered temporary accommodation in certain circumstances. If you are within 56 days of discharge, and have no home to return to, our housing options team will support you whilst we decide if we have a duty to re-house you. We'll also offer you advice and support.

I'm about to leave hospital, but I'm worried if I will cope

If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to the social services team at North Yorkshire County Council.

Arrangements will be made for an occupational therapist to undertake a needs assessment.

They will decide if any adaptions could be made to your home so you can return to it.

However, if your home is deemed unsuitable, the assessment team will work with the housing provider and/or us to find a solution for you.

North Yorkshire County Council
01609 780780

Getting help

We can discuss your housing options with you. Please contact us on 01423 500600.

To self-register for homelessness and housing options advice please visit live.housingjigsaw.co.uk

Self-registration guide

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 - Duty to refer

Following the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 in April 2018, October saw the next phase in the government legislation 'duty to refer'. The legislation places responsibility on specified public bodies, to refer individuals to the local authority, where that person is believed to be at risk of homelessness.

For more information please visit our duty to refer page.