Leaving Hospital and Homelessness

This advice looks at what you can do if you are currently in hospital and won’t have anywhere to live after you're discharged.

Tell someone about your situation

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 Derby Homes Housing Options Service. We will assess your situation and you may be offered temporary accommodation while your application is assessed.

 

If you already have a home, but it isn’t suitable

If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to Derby City Council’s team who are responsible for adaptations or Disabled Facilities Grant. You may also be able to get help from Derby City’s Healthy Housing Hub.

 

Derventio Housing Trust: Healthy Futures

www.derventiohousing.com                                                                01332 292776

Derventio Housing Trust provide a service called Healthy Futures which helps people in hospital that are homeless or at risk of being discharged to unsuitable housing.

The staff on the ward can refer you or you can find out about the service by using the following link.

http://www.derventiohousing.com/what_we_do/healthy-futures.html