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Worried about losing your home?

Emergency temporary accommodation

If you are unable to stay in your home due to an emergency such as fire or flooding you should:

  • make arrangements to stay with friends or family if possible
  • contact your landlord immediately if you are a tenant in social housing or private rented accommodation
  • call us on 01621 854477 at 8.30am the next working day if you need advice or if you are unable to contact your landlord
  • contact your insurance company

If you are single or a couple over the age of 18, you may wish to access emergency temporary accommodation in the form of a night shelter.

Chelmsford CHESS - 23-24 George Street , Chelmsford, Essex , CM2 0JU

Colchester - 01206 549885. 39-41 Alexandra Road , Colchester , Essex

Southend - HARP - 59 Valkyrie Road , Westcliff on Sea, Essex , SS0 8AW

Still having difficulties?

If you have not been able to resolve your difficulties and cannot wait until the next working day, contact call 01621 854477 for more advice.