Homeless after leaving hospital

Last Updated: 6 September 2023

The below information provides advice for people who won’t have anywhere to live after they're 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 our Housing Options Service who will assess your situation and may offer you temporary accommodation while your application is assessed.

If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to Adult Social Care on 0300 303 2704 or kendalssd@cumbria.gov.uk.