Accommodation for the homeless
Last Updated: 21 November 2023
There are various organisations which offer help and advice about accommodation for anyone who is homeless or is at risk of homelessness.
Town View Fields Hostel, Kendal: Accommodation is generally offered for people who are homeless and who we have a duty to house.
Springfield Kendal: short term supported accommodation for vulnerable women over 18 years of age, prioritising women who have been affected by domestic abuse. Can accept direct referrals in emergencies.
Cumbria Safeguarding Hub: offer an assessment of needs and, where needed, emergency accommodation for sixteen and seventeen year olds.
Cumbria Choice: most housing association properties are advertised through the Countywide Choice Based Lettings System.
Eden Housing Association: properties to rent in Coniston and Satterthwaite.
Fairoak Housing Association: properties to rent, suitable for people with learning disabilities and other disabilities. A furniture scheme is provided.
Home Group: properties to rent throughout South Lakeland.
South Lakes Housing: properties to rent throughout South Lakeland.
Castles & Coasts Housing Association: properties to rent across the North of England.
Riverside: runs the Help to Buy scheme across Cumbria, provides properties to rent throughout South Lakeland and supported housing.
Affordable Homes to buy: information on affordable home ownership.
You can get support to help you become independent and manage your home from Riverside.
Housing support can help with:
- becoming more independent
- applying for benefits, budgeting and managing debt
- finding somewhere to live and setting up home
- getting other support or community services
- getting work or training
- dealing with other professionals, family and neighbours and getting advice and guidance
- your health and wellbeing
- security and personal safety
There are a number of supported housing schemes for people with:
- learning difficulties
- physical disabilities
- mental health problems
- problems with homelessness
For further advice contact the Housing Options team using the details below, the same telephone number applies for out of hours calls.