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Wandsworth Housing Department

Incorporates the Housing Advice Centre,Homeless persons Unit,Housing Management and Repairs and Housing Applications.

Address:
17-27 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4AE
Area serviced:
Local
Telephone:
020 8871 6000 or 020 8871 7490(24 hours)
Opening times:
Reception open 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri by appointment only
Sector:
Public

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Subject Definitions

Homelessness is the condition and social category of people without a regular house or dwelling because they cannot afford, or are otherwise unable to maintain regular, safe, and adequate housing, or lack "fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Advice for people with housing enquiries.For example,if they are moving property,are waiting to be allocated a local authority property or feel that they are living in sub-standard accomodation.
Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. The factsheet Funding repairs, improvements and adaptations explains what assistance may be available to homeowners and tenants to help them meet the costs of repairs‚ improvements and adaptations. It includes information on: •Help from the local authority (council) •Disabled Facilities Grant •Help from social services •Home Improvement Agencies •Home Improvement Trust •Charities •Useful organisations Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. Your local authority has to have a published policy on how the powers are to be used.