Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
By emailing directly to the relevant service
By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri). 
By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.

Care Leavers

If you are a care leaver with a local connection to Essex, you may be able to get help with housing from any council in Essex, though this will be dependent on your age and circumstances.

Planned Move-on's

Most care leavers in Essex should not need to approach a homeless service as this will be prevented by a planned move to independence with your personal advisor from Essex Social Care.

You may be offered short term supported housing to gain the skills to live independently and then be moved on into independent accommodation. In some cases, if your personal advisor believes that you are already have the skills to manage your own home you may be assisted by the local council to move into your own independent accommodation.

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, you should complete the following Housing Options Assessment Form.