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Risk of Homelessness

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The prospect of having nowhere to live is incredibly intimidating. We have listed some suggestions below but we would recommend contacting either us or another support service as soon as possible.

What can you do?

If funding is a barrier to finding accommodation, the school Financial Support Office (FSO) has some means-tested funding which is available to students facing an unexpected financial hardship. The guidance notes and application form can be found on the LSE website.

LSE Financial Support(Opens in a new tab)

If you are urgently looking for accommodation, we would suggest looking at SpareRoom as vacancies can often come up at short notice or contacting the Accommodation team as they will be able to inform you of any vacancies in halls.

SpareRoom(Opens in a new tab) LSE Accommodation Team(Opens in a new tab)

If you are facing the prospect of eviction, we would suggest speaking to the housing charity Shelter as they can provide you with information about the process and your rights.

Shelter Eviction Advice(Opens in a new tab)

What can we do?

At the LSESU, we administer a means-tested fund which is designed to support students who are unable to afford basic living expenses (i.e. rent) as a result of an unforeseen event. Our funding is limited and we can only provide financial support on a short term basis. If you feel as though this applies to your situation, please do get in touch and we can discuss an application. For the full guidance and application forms, please check out our Hardship Fund.

Hardship Fund

Please note, we do not offer scholarships or funding prior to your course. If you would like to speak to someone about your housing rights, our advisers will be able to offer you guidance around this.

Where to find us

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Contact us

020 7955 7158

Booking appointments

You can book an appointment via email or via the Student Hub website. Student Hub

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