Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s Independent Housing Support Service

Established 1974

Our Vision

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That every person will have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

Our Mission

homeless

We strive to prevent homelessness in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing advice and campaigning for better housing conditions.

Our Values

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Empower, Compassion, Awareness and Dignity.

What we do

Our trained advisors offer specialist housing advice. Clients experiencing mental ill health can be supported by our Mental Health Support Worker alongside their housing case.

We can advise you on:
● Evictions
● Homelessness
● Mortgage repossessions
● Disrepair
● Problems with your Landlord
● Housing options to find accommodation
● Other housing issues of a practical nature

Find out more in HOW WE CAN HELP.

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Number of clients supported with independent housing advice

August 2019 - December 2022

Number of clients supported with mental health

November 2021 - December 2022

Number of volunteers trained and mentored for employment

August 2019 - December 2022

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How we help - Client Stories

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Client A was a woman aged 50 who arrived at our offices one morning with all her possessions in two suitcases. She had been living in a garage in Bristol...

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We received an enquiry from a social worker who wanted housing support for her client Client B who was living in a hostel and was expecting a baby.

Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India - November 2018: A close up profile from the back of an elderly Indian man wearing spectacles.

Client C was a 90 year old man, who lived on his own in a property owned by a relative.

The relative wanted to sell the property and with the proceeds...

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Client D sought SHARP’s advice and support as she was living with her two young children in a 1-bedroom flat where she did not feel safe due to other residents’ anti-social behaviour...