If you are homeless and have nowhere to return to tonight, you should contact your local authority for help. You can contact the Housing Advice Centre or One Stop Shop at your local authority. It’s useful to note that if you usually live in a different local authority, then they may refer you back to your original local authority.

Hackney Local Authority

Housing Options and Advice
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY (map)

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Email: housingadvice@hackney.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8356 2929
Out of hours: 0208 356 2300

Islington Local Authority

Northway House
Housing Aid Centre,
257 Upper Street,
London, N1 1RU (map)

Opening Times
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 4pm

Email: advice.housing@islington.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7527 2000

Other Useful Contacts

You can also contact an advice agency for help to find accommodation.

Homeless Link and ThamesReach both offer a list of useful list advice agencies and local authorities. Shelter offers telephone for housing advice.

Homeless Link


Shelter offers a useful helpline for housing advice.
Helpline: 0808 800 4444

Thames Reach