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Backpacker’s Hostels

Some larger towns have backpacker hostels, which may let you pay for one night at a time. You probably won’t be able to stay in the hostel during the day. You may have to share bathroom and cooking facilities, and will probably have to share a room. However, the rents may be cheaper than for bed and breakfast hotels.

Women’s Refuge

Women who have to leave home because of violence or threats may find a place at a women’s refuge. These are usually ordinary houses shared by women and children. There are refuges all over the country, so if you don’t feel safe in your own area you can be placed in one that is a distance from your home. The address is kept secret to protect women from violent partners. The refuge staff can help you to claim benefits and find longer-term housing. Ring the national domestic violence helpline on 0808 200 0247 for information.

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Day Service

Day centres provide homeless people and rough sleepers with shelter during the day, along with advice, food, showers, laundry and other services. Again, advice workers will be able to recommend day centres where you will be able to get some food and a shower, and if there are winter shelters they may be able to refer you.

Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

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