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Shelter (Plymouth and Devon)

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for

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Address:Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Telephone number: 0344 515 1880

Home is a human right. It's our foundation, and it's where we thrive. Yet, every day, millions of people are devastated by the housing crisis.

We exist to defend the right to a safe home. Because home is everything.

How we can help you

Advice and guidance

  • Call our emergency national helpline 0808 8004444 during opening hours if you are homeless, have nowhere to stay tonight, are worried about losing your home, or are at risk of harm or abuse in your home.
  • Our online advice can help you with your housing rights and the next steps to take in your situation.
  • Use our webchat if you need help taking the next steps or prefer not to call.
  • Use the Plymouth walk-in service if you need face-to-face support. This service is available Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

Our Legal Aid legal service

Our legal team can help you if you are eligible for Legal Aid, for example, if you need to go to court about a housing problem or to challenge a council's homelessness decision.

To speak to the legal team, you will need to make an appointment. To make an appointment with the legal team in Plymouth, please call 0344 515 1880 between 9:30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. This number is for new legal appointments only.

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Based: Plymouth
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • 65+

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