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Housing rights and options: for parents living apart

This leaflet has lots of useful information on your housing rights and options as a separated parent, including financial help you may be entitled to.

Who this guide is for

This leaflet is for you if you are the parent of a child and you are seperated from the other parent. It will help you if:

  • you are responsible for the main day-to day care of your child, or
  • you are living apart from your child and you are not the main day-to-day carer.

Guardians, relatives and anyone concerned about a child or family living apart may also find this leaflet useful.

How the leaflet can help you

The leaflet tells you about:

  • housing rights and options for parents living apart or seperating
  • where you can get extra help if you become homeless
  • what help you can get with your housing costs
  • where you can get more information and advice.

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