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Do you need help in moving to more suitable accommodation?

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Living in unsuitable temporary accommodation can be a frustrating and disheartening experience. Many people find themselves in this situation after seeking help from the local council due to homelessness or other housing related issues. While temporary accommodation is meant to be a short-term solution, it can often be unsuitable and inadequate for long term living.

There are various reasons why the temporary accommodation provided by the council may be unsuitable. Some common issues include overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate heating as well as location. These conditions can have serious implications for residents physical and mental health, particularly if they have pre-existing health conditions or mental health concerns which the Council may not have considered.

If you find yourself living in unsuitable temporary accommodation, it is very important to seek legal assistance early on. Legal Aid is available to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This type of legal support could help you to challenge the suitability of the accommodation and request a change to something more suitable.

The Council has a duty of care to ensure that temporary accommodation provided to homeless individuals is safe and suitable for long term living. A solicitor can help you challenge the local authority and make representations on your behalf as to why your current accommodation may not be suitable and why you need to be moved.

In summary, living in unsuitable temporary accommodation can be a challenging experience. If you find yourself in this situation, it is crucial to seek legal assistance to ensure that you can secure more appropriate housing. Through legal support and advocacy., you can challenge the conditions and demand that the Council provides you with more suitable accommodation. 

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