If you need help or are able to offer help, charities that involve themselves in housing issues or charities that look after specific groups and so work on housing issues are a great resource. Clicking on any of the links on this page will open a new window.
Shelter is one of the main housing charity in the UK and gives advice on many different areas of housing. Click here to go to the Shelter website.
Best known for their work over Christmas, Crisis offers support for the homeless in many different ways all throughout the year. Click here to go to the Crisis website.
Provides a range of services for homeless people offering practical help, unconditional assistance and support regardless of race, religion, gender or sexuality, respecting the identity and choices of all those referred to them. Click here for their website.
Methodist Homes is a charity providing care homes, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain. Click here for their website.
The citizens advice bureau gives out information on a whole range of subjects and housing is an area they cover. For their main site click here. For their online advice site click here and for their frequently asked questions on housing click here.
Centrepoint is another housing charity that specialises in particular in helping the young and the most socially disadvantaged. Click here to go to the Centrepoint website.
Help the Aged specialises in giving advice for older people. Click here to go to the Age UK website.
A charity dedicated to London's street homeless. To visit the Simon Community website click here.
Provides permanent accommodation for the homeless. Click here go to the Brick by Brick website.
Provides support for vulnerable people including people with HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol problems, people with mental health needs, women and children experiencing abuse and ex-offenders amongst others. To visit their website click here.
Provides emergency housing and advice for women and children living with domestic violence. To visit their website click here.
Provides support for women and children, who are escaping physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Particularly active in Hackney. To go to their website click here.
A charity that helps people with disabilities of all kinds, but particularly families with someone who uses a wheelchair. To go to their website click here.
A website that provides details of over 1500 services available for homeless people. Click here to go to their website.
As part of their work NACRO resettle prisoners, helping them cope back in the community and to find training or work and a place to live. Click here for more information. In addition NACRO have a Resettlement Service Provider Finder which amongst other things has specialist housing advice. Clicking here will open a new window on that housing advice.
A good source of recycled low cost furniture for those on benefits, low income, students or OAP's. To visit their website click here.
Turn2us has a benefits calculator which will guide you through assessing if you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. To open a new web page and visit their site click here.
Another project that provides recycled low cost furniture for people on low incomes. To go to the QSA website click here.
Housing related needs can present both practical, emotional and welfare issues and these form a significant and important part of SSAFA’s role. Click here for their website.
Based in Newham but offering support to anyone in east London this charity provides all sorts of community based help. They also offer advice on housing - to visit their website click here.
The Disabilities Trust provides care, rehabilitation and support for people with complex disabilities across the UK. Click here for more information.
Stonewall Housing is a charity providing support specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The emphasis with their housing work is on younger people. To visit Stonewall Housings website click here.
There are many other charities that help various groups. To find a charity that may be specific for you, click here to go to a website that allows you to search various charities.