Severe weather emergency protocol
Within its duties as a local authority, Copeland Council aims to ensure that vulnerable people are protected and provided for during the winter cold season, when extreme cold temperatures for extended spells can threaten the safety and wellbeing of some people living in the borough.
This document sets out the mechanism by which rough sleepers in Copeland can access accommodation and support during periods of exceptionally cold weather when a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated.
Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 Appendix
This strategy sets out the future priorities and actions that will be taken in Copeland to tackle homelessness.
- My landlord wants me out of my house - what do I need to do now?
Here you will find advice and guidance on all aspects of housing and homelessness. This includes our Copeland Housing Strategy and details of how we plan and deliver our housing service. You will find information to help you if you are looking for a property to rent, are having problems with your current place or are facing homelessness. We are here to help, so do please get in touch.
Finding a housing association home in Copeland
What is Cumbria Choice - Choice-Based Lettings? If you want to apply for a housing association property in Copeland, you need to register with the Cumbria Choice system. Cumbria Choice is a system that lets you look for a housing association home in Cumbria, and apply for one that you want.
What to do if you are homeless
If you are homeless or think you might be at risk of becoming homeless, please contact our Homelessness Team.
Young people and homelessness problems
If you are homeless or you are having housing problems, please contact our Homelessness Team who will be able to help you.
Sources of help if you are homeless
National sources of help and information if you are homeless or have housing problems. You can also contact our housing team on 0845 054 8600.
16 or younger and facing homelessness?
Advice and help for young people facing homelessness or having problems with housing.
If you are experiencing problems at home including domestic violence or abuse and you want to talk to somebody about help moving, changing locks, getting an injunction or other issues, please contact our housing and homelessness team on 0845 054 8600.
Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018
The updated Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 says what the council will do to prevent homelessness in Copeland and how we will help people who are having housing problems.