Homeless After Leaving Hospital

Homeless After Leaving Hospital

This page provides advice for people who will not have anywhere to live after they have been discharged from hospital.

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 Broxtowe Borough Council’s Housing Options Team. They will assess your situation and you may be offered temporary accommodation while your application is assessed. In the first instance, the Housing Options Team will always ask if you can stay with family or friends where you can get the support you need. This is because bed and breakfast or emergency interim accommodation may not be the most suitable accommodation for your needs. This accommodation may also be further away than you’d like from the support of your family and friends.

If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to Nottinghamshire County Council who are responsible for adaptations and the Disabled Facilities Grant.

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