Panorama: Britain's Hidden Housing Crisis - Support and Resources

If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues in this programme, there are organisations you can contact for help and support.

Shelter believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. More than one million people a year go to Shelter for housing advice and support via their website, helplines and national network of advice centres. Contact the Housing advice helpline on 0845 075 5005

Crisis is a national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Contact Crisis by phone on 0300 636 1967 or visit www.crisis.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureaux are able to deal with all kinds of problems but may make referrals to other services if the case is particularly complicated. Information and advice can be found at www.adviceguide.org.uk

The National Debtline offers free, confidential and independent advice for people with debt problems.

Advice is backed up with written self-help materials which can be sent out for free or downloaded from their website at www.nationaldebtline.co.uk or contact them by phone on 0808 808 4000.

In addition, My Money Steps is also run by National Debtline, visit mymoneysteps.org

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) is a charity that helps people in financial difficulty by providing free, confidential, independent and realistic debt advice. Contact them by phone on 0800 138 1111 or visit www.cccs.co.uk

Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline for young people who need help but don't know where to find it. You can contact them by phone, email and webchat . Call the helpline on 0808 808 4994 or visit www.getconnected.org.uk

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Contact the Samaritans by phone on 08457 90 90 90, 24 hours a day, or log onto www.samaritans.org

Macmillan Cancer Support provides quality assured, up-to-date cancer information, written by specialists for patients, relatives and carers. They also offer advice on how to deal with the practical, financial and emotional effects that a cancer diagnosis may have. If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, talk to the Macmillan team on 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. A full list of their services can be found on their website.

 

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