How we help The issues Homeless I have been given an eviction notice – what should I do now? It is really important to act quickly and talk to the right people to get help. We can signpost you to the appropriate services if you come to our Day Centre between 12pm and 4pm Monday to Friday, but you should contact North Devon Council Housing Service as soon as possible. I am homeless tonight, what should I do? Come to see us at our Day Centre between 12pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday and we can talk you through your options and see what we can do. If we have room available we may be able to help you within our supported housing project – Freedom Housing. Sometimes, all we can do is provide you with a sleeping bag, tent and advice on how to stay safe if you are sleeping rough. Unfortunately, there are no direct access homeless shelters or hostels in North Devon. That’s why we advise you immediately contact the North Devon Council and talk to a member of the Housing Options Team. Where can I get help with food and showers? You can get a free three-course hot meal and have a shower at our Day Centre which is open Monday to Friday between 12pm and 4pm. We are the only place where free showers are available and we can also provide details of other places which provide food. I don’t have a local connection to North Devon, will you be able to help me? Possibly! We will need to undertake an assessment of your circumstances and this will determine what kind of assistance we can offer. Without a local connection, you will be unable to access certain services provided by the Local Authority, however, you would receive help to be reconnected to an area where you have a local connection if it is reasonable for you to return. In some cases, we can still help those without a local connection and this might be in our own accommodation Freedom Housing or by helping you secure accommodation locally in the private rented sector. If in doubt please pop in for a chat at our Day Centre between 12pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.