Get help Shelter: Find a place to stay If we can't offer a space in the shelters today We recommend you: Contact the housing department of your local authority – usually the place you’ve most recently lived – to fill in a homeless application. You can use the Gov.uk website to find your local council. Attend a local homeless drop-in centre. Contact Streetlink, a service that aims to ensure people sleeping rough are connected to the local services and support available to them. Call Shelter's help line for over-the-phone advice. Or if you are between 16-25, contact Centrepoint Helpline on 0808 800 0661 (Mon-Fri 9-5, calls are free). Find guidance on where to get help using Homeless Link's searchable tools.