More Help If You Are Homeless, At Risk Of Homelessness Or Struggling With Debt

Useful contacts for help with housing, homelessness, debt, domestic violence and finding work 

More help with housing

Organisation Name How they can help

Citizens Advice Bureau

Information about how to rent or buy a home or just finding somewhere to live. Advice on handling problems with your landlord, help to avoid losing your home and how to access your local CAB offices. 
Dorset Home Choice  Homechoice is the system for letting council and housing association homes to rent. Visit this site for advice, information and to register to join.  

More help with homelessness or rough sleeping

 Organisation How they can help
Homeless Link  Search for homelessness accommodation, advice and support services in England. 
Crisis  Information and help to address your situation 
Shelter Get free housing and homelessness help and advice. Or call Shelter’s housing advice helpline on: 0808 800 4444
StreetLink Website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England and Wales about people sleeping rough in their area.

More help with money and legal advice

 Organisation  How they can help
Bournemouth Council Money Management Advice Officer

 Telephone: 01202 451266

Citizens Advice Bureau

Money management / debt advice. Face to face, online and telephone.

Phone: 08444 111444 or 08444 994105

Faithworks Wessex

Debt counselling and budgeting support via home visits. Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Phone: 01202 429037

Housing benefit support  Help to manage benefits. 
Money Advice Service 

Free and impartial money advice set up by the government. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm.

Phone: 0800 138 7777

National Debtline

Debt advice /support provided on the phone or online. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1pm.

Phone: 0808 808 4000


Debt advice and solutions. Support provided on the phone or online.  Open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Phone: 0800 280 2813 or (from a mobile) 0207 7608980

Salvation Army

Face to face debt advice. Open Thursday 2pm to 4pm

Phone: 01202 830024


Money management and debt advice via face to face appointments. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Step Change Debt Charity

Debt advice and solutions. Support provided on the phone or on line. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Phone: 0800 138 111

Legal Advice Finder Find a legal advisor or solicitor in your area.

Help with domestic violence

 Organisation How they can help
National Domestic Violence Helpline  Free 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Help 

Help finding work

 Organisation How they can help
Job Centre Plus  Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad. 
Universal Job Match Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad.