Mental Health and Homelessness

This advice looks at what you can do if you are experiencing mental health problems and are threatened with homelessness.

Where to get help

If you need housing advice assistance and support with your housing needs, please speak to your health worker, support worker or contact Derby Homes Housing Options Service.

Derby Homes Housing Options Service has a focus on preventing homelessness and will work to try to identify housing problems early. We achieve this through partnership and multi-agency working to prevent you from becoming homeless, through the necessary support intervention you may require.

On the basis that you are currently experiencing a mental health problem or impairment, the council could well accept that you are vulnerable and therefore in “priority need” for accommodation. This will be determined by your personal circumstances.


Your Personal Housing Plan

The Housing Options Centre will develop a Personal Housing Plan that will be completed in partnership with you and potentially your advocate to find a sustainable solution to your housing problem. We will also attempt to provide you with access to mainstream healthcare services where possible and appropriate.