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Housing advice for people with mental illness or impairment

If you have a mental illness or impairment and face losing your home, we may be able to help.

The moment you fear you're at risk of losing your home, contact our Community Advice and Support Team. The sooner we speak to you, the more time we have to stop you losing your home or find you somewhere else to live when you do.

We may decide the vulnerability caused by your mental illness or impairment qualifies you as priority need for accommodation. When considering your case, we'll collect information from health professionals to help make our decision.

Other help on offer

If you find yourself homeless and suffer with mental health difficulties, the following orgnisations can offer advice and support:

  • ReThink offers expert, accredited advice and information on a wide range of issues, from treatment to employment rights
  • Mind offers support and confidential help on a range of mental health issues
  • Turning Point provides individual support for a range of mental health issues, learning disabilties, and drug or alcohol issues
  • Rugby Wellbeing Hub, a service run by Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, runs drop-in sessions at 28 Cromwell Road, Rugby, CV22 5LY every Tuesday, from 1pm to 4pm, and every Saturday, from 10am to 1pm
  • Mental Health Matters has a Coventry and Warwickshire helpline offering free emotional support, 24/7. Call 0800 616171
  • The Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk, in your own way, whenever you like. You can can The Samaritans on 116 123 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Together, a national charity, helps individuals suffering from mental illness or impairment live independent lives and work towards improved mental wellbeing

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