Severe weather emergency protocol
SWEP aims to get rough sleepers off the streets during periods of below zero night-time temperatures, by providing emergency accommodation.
Accommodation for the homeless
Due to the high demand for accommodation, most households accepted as homeless may be provided with temporary accommodation until a permanent home is available.
We aim to prevent homelessness, where possible by giving you the most appropriate advice to help you stay in your home or find a new one.
Gypsies and Travellers
Everyone has rights, including Travellers, Gypsies and people on whose land unauthorised camping takes place.
Refugees in Cumbria
See the refugees in Cumbria on the Cumbria County Councils website.
If you have approached us for homelessness help, by law we must write to tell you about our decision.
Homelessness: duty to refer
Public authorities have a duty to refer any person they believe to be homeless, or under threat of being made homeless to a local housing authority.
Homelessness advice and assistance
Free advice and assistance to prevent homelessness where possible is available from Eden Housing Association's Housing Options Team.
Definition of rough sleepers. Reporting someone sleeping rough in Cumbria.
People fleeing persecution, torture or war need to apply for refugee status, once granted they can remain as an asylum seeker.
Homeless right to housing
Most homeless people have a right to housing, following enquires, decisions will be made on the type of help Eden Housing Association can provide.