Homeless after leaving hospital

This page provides advice for people who won’t have anywhere to live after they’re discharged from hospital.

You should tell the hospital nursing staff as soon as possible, so that they know that you will be homeless when you are discharged. They will ask the hospital discharge team to help if they can.

The discharge team will refer you to Knowsley Housing Options team by completing a statutory referral called ‘The Duty To Refer’ this can be found at https://knowsleyhousingoptions.org/duty-to-refer/

The housing options team will assess your situation and you may be offered temporary accommodation while your application is assessed.

If you already have a home but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you to Knowsley Council’s Homes and Adaptations team who are responsible for adaptations or Disabled Facilities Grant.

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