Debt and Housing Support

New Hope

New Hope exists to serve individuals who are homeless or vulnerably-housed through the provision of accommodation and opportunities to transform lives. Founded upon Christian values, which are at the core of their work, they support people regardless of faith, class, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Their mission is encapsulated in their strapline: ‘preventing homelessness, transforming lives’.


Dacorum Borough Council - Resident Services

Pay my council tax, Search planning applications, Report a missed bin collection, Pay my housing rent, When are my bins collected, Apply for a home, Apply for planning permission & Job vacancies.


Food Banks

The Trussell Trust believe that no one in a community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. If local agencies feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher.



Emmaus Hertfordshire is a homelessness charity providing up to 39 formerly homeless people with a safe home environment and the opportunity to work. The charity has six stores located across Hertfordshire, filled with quality second-hand furniture, warrantied electrical items, and clothes. Emmaus collects donated furniture and other household items which are recycled, restored and resold. This funds the community and helps people to move on from homelessness. They also provide skilled work and training and a stable home environment, thereby giving people a chance to regain their self-esteem.


Dacorum Borough Council

f you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please contact us as soon as possible. You can call 01442 228 000 and ask for ‘Housing Options’, email

Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter (DENS)

DENS is the charity seeking solutions to the problems of homeless people and poverty in Dacorum. DENS is on the frontline, tackling homelessness and poverty in Dacorum, by giving people the chance to build a better future.



Free, confidential and impartial advice, support and guidance for anyone who is homeless or in housing need and/or has debt or benefit problems. Specialist level advice, legal representation, support to access the Private Rented sector and guided self-help and access to information and resources around housing, welfare benefits and debt.

Telephone: 0344 515 1640 


Grow Hostel

GROW is a charitable Not-for-Profit organisation which provides short to medium term hostel accommodation for men between the ages of 25 and 60 with inclusive drug or alcohol issues.


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice (previously Citizens Advice Bureau) is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with financial issues and other problems. Through their website you can access information and find your local CAB.


Their aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives. DENS house, support and empowers vulnerable single homeless people, and others in crisis, to transform their lives


Hertfordshire Floating Support Service (Aldwyck Housing Group)

Aldwyck’s Floating Support Service provides a holistic package of support to vulnerable people to enable them to maintain their tenancy and independence. The service offers flexible, short-term housing support to people for a maximum of two years. You can self-refer but must also be willing to: undergo a needs and risk assessment and undertake a support programme. 


Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

HYH is an independent charity dedicated to supporting the young homeless of Hemel Hempstead and other surrounding Hertfordshire areas.



Crisis are the national charity for homeless people. They help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.