You are considered to be homeless if you (and your family) have no permanent accommodation of your own in this country. Living in moveable structures such as a boat or a caravan are not considered as being permanent accommodation.
You can also be homeless due to a number of other reasons including:
- Serious overcrowding which may affect the health of people within the household
- Threats or harassment made by people outwith the household
- Illegal eviction by a private landlord
- The property is unsuitable for living in (for example due to serious dampness or disrepair)
- You currently have a roof over your head but have no right to legally occupy the property.