Prevention Services

Prevention Services aim to prevent people becoming homeless by providing advice, assistance and support to help you find a realistic solution to your housing problem.

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, please talk to Fife Council who can arrange an interview to fully discuss your situation and explore the housing options available to you.

You can do this by:

  • Visiting Fife Council's Website
  • Calling Housing Information, Advice & Prevention (lines open 8am-6pm) on 03451 55 00 33
  • Visiting your nearest Local Office

Once you contact the Council, you will be given an interview appointment to have your situation assessed by skilled and experienced staff. If you have no accommodation at all, staff will do their best to see you on the same day you make contact. Otherwise, staff will see you as soon as they can, certainly within 5 working days.


For help or advice outside of office hours or on weekends, please call the Homelessness Emergency Number - 0800 028 6231.

Partner Agencies

Fife Council and the other Fife Housing Register Partners work with other agencies who may also be able to provide advice and assistance to you, depending on your circumstances.

Fife Private Rental Solutions – Fife’s private rented sector advice and assistance hub

Fife Private Rental Solutions (FPRS) can provide advice and assistance to anyone interested in the private rented sector, they can also provide advice and assistance to existing private let tenants, working with you and your landlord to resolve any rent or other tenancy related issues. They can offer guidance on what renting in the private rented sector entails; how to search for an appropriate property; benefit entitlements; assistance with a Deposit Guarantee and much more. For more information, contact the FPRS team on 01592 201849, email or visit their website

Frontline Fife – Independent housing advice and lay representation in Court for rent arrears

Citizens Advice & Rights Fife – Independent housing and benefits advice

Fife Women’s Aid – Support for those experiencing domestic abuse

Fife Migrants Forum – Welfare rights, unemployment and housing advice

Service Update

November 2023 - Customer Survey

We want to hear from you! Fife Housing Register are running a customer survey from November 2023 to January 2024. We want to hear from applicants who have either completed their housing journey with us or are currently on our waiting list. Your answers could help us improve our service in the future. Please see the below link to the survey;


June 2023 - The Fife Housing Register Team have moved base from New City House, Dunfermline to Brunton House, Cowdenbeath. Any Post being sent to the FHR Team should be sent to the following;

Fife Housing Register Team, Cowdenbeath Customer Service Centre, Brunton House, High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QU.

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