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>> No. 430247 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 9:17 pm
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Does anyone have experience of sleeping rough or even just a bit of hardcore camping? Seems things have gone that way so any tips and advice would be much appriciated.
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>> No. 430248 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 9:20 pm
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A little. I don't recommend it. Do you have enough cash to get into shelters?
>> No. 430249 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 9:34 pm
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>>430247
I do and semi-live this way but I'm high as fuck right now I'll try to think of stuff and get back to you tomorrow
>> No. 430250 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 9:54 pm
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>>430248
Nope.
>> No. 430251 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 10:01 pm
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>>430250
How much cash do you have to work with here?
>> No. 430252 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 10:06 pm
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>>430251
Cash as in physical money; a small pile of coppers. I have about a quid in my account.
>> No. 430253 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 10:14 pm
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If you can possibly avoid it, don't. If you're at immediate risk of becoming homeless, the first thing to do is contact the Shelter advice line on 0808 800 4444. They can advise you on your rights and refer you to a local organisation that can sort you out with some accommodation. You can also search for local services on the Homeless Link website.

If you're not at immediate risk of becoming homeless, get yourself down to Citizens Advice. They can tell you what benefits you're entitled to, help you make a claim and refer you to the council's housing department or a housing association.

If for whatever reason you do end up sleeping rough, contact Street Link on 0300 500 0914. They'll send out a homelessness worker to wherever you're staying and do everything possible to get you into accommodation. Use Shelter or Homeless Link to find out where your nearest day centre is and make use of it. They should offer hot meals, showers and laundry facilities, clothes and blankets if you need them and referrals to other services.

https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/helpline

https://www.homeless.org.uk/search-homelessness-services

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
>> No. 430254 Anonymous
5th September 2019
Thursday 11:12 pm
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>>430247
You should make sure to open up a Help to Buy ISA before the November deadline, since you'll need to buy a house in the next decade.
>> No. 430255 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 12:20 am
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>>430253
Not him but that looks like some good advice, thanks for posting it.
>> No. 430256 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:07 am
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>>430253
screencapping just in case

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 430263 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 12:07 pm
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If you know of any Sikhs in your community, try and find out if there's a gurdwara nearby. They serve free vegetarian food to all who come every day, just hang out and listen to some prayers, mingle a bit and you might find people there willing to help you out further. Gurdwara's will usually have a golden spire at the top so they can be easy to spot around too.
>> No. 430265 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 12:28 pm
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Welp, you've been as moderately helpful as ever, .gs. I'm going to walk to Cornwall or die, whatever happens first. See ya'!
>> No. 430267 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 12:45 pm
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>>430265
Whereabouts are you at the moment m8? I'm in Cornwall but I'll be out of accommodation in a week and hoboing it too.
>> No. 430273 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 2:39 pm
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The advice in >>430253 is excellent, and shows that, despite the best efforts of the austerity crew, there does still exist a safety net to prevent homelessness.

I'd also recommend OP gets down to the Job Centre. No joke. For all their faults, which are many, they will help you get some advance cash on Universal Credit or JSA and they will put you in touch with people who can sort out your Housing Benefit and make sure you stay housed.

I have worked in the Job Centre and I know they have what seem like hard rules (needing an address and a bank account) but these can and will be bent if someone is facing homelessness. Just tell them your situation and then play the game: turning up on time, hitting your head against their slow, poorly-designed web interface, and being well-behaved; I know that all their systems are basically designed to frustrate those who use them, but you have to go through the motions if you want that cash.
>> No. 430286 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 7:10 pm
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>>430265

In case you haven't left yet - don't. You're only entitled to housing support from the local authority where you normally live, or have a "substantial local connection". If you turn up in a random area, the council have no legal obligation to help you. You'll still get support from charitable organisations, but you'll find it much harder to access permanent housing; there's a good chance that the council will just buy you a coach ticket to send you back to wherever you came from.
>> No. 430295 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 11:28 pm
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>>430286
>the council will just buy you a coach ticket to send you back to wherever you came from.

I am absolutely disgusted that the people I pay to (pay others to ) empty my bins are just a bunch of lowbrow sectarians.
>> No. 430301 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 9:31 am
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Alright, I'm now deeply embarrassed by this thread's existence. I'd like to apologise for wasting everyone's time and thank them for all the earnest advice they provided.
>> No. 430308 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:36 am
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I've heard it best to sleep during the day and move at night, to help preserve body heat. I once overheard a tramp advising another to sleep atop a cliff because, apparently, the cliff funnels the wind upwards and away from you - maybe that was just local knowledge.

>>430301
Tell us the story. What happened?

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