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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:

  • 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.

Emergencies

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

What we will do

The help we can give you will depend on your circumstances.

  • If you are threatened with homelessness we will work with you try to prevent you having to leave your home.
  • If you have nowhere to stay while we look at your circumstances, we can arrange temporary accommodation. Temporary accommodation isn’t free but you could get housing benefit to help if you are on a low income.
  • If you have to leave your home or are already homeless we will help to find a new home. You may be entitled to one permanent offer of housing from Fife Council or a local housing association.

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.

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

Fife KeyFund (Trust in Fife) – Deposit guarantee scheme in the private rented sector

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

Start your Application

The Fife Housing Register team are still assessing applications, but we may not be able to meet our normal timescales. Please continue to submit new housing applications and updates to existing applications and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife.gov.uk. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

SERVICE UPDATE SPRING 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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