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I’m looking for some advice to give a friend who may potentially be homeless soon.
She’s lost her job and hasn’t been able to find a new one yet. A couple of her friends have advised her to make herself homeless as they say the council will have to find her somewhere to live as she’s unemployed and has no money now but I’m not sure this is a good idea. I’m worried that she wouldn’t get anywhere immediately and would end up somewhere really dodgy. Does anyone here know what is likely to happen? I’ve advised her to hang on for one more month but maybe she would be better off getting help from somewhere now?
Any advice from people in the housing sector or who work with homeless charities would be very welcome. I’m worried that the advice she’s getting (from her friends or from me) isn’t accurate and is maybe making things worse.