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Housing Department

South Lakeland District Council - Homelessness Department

Services offered

Assessment of priority need under the Housing Act. Can provide temporary accommodation for those assessed as in priority need - those with children or pregnant, fleeing domestic abuse, vulnerable because of age (60+), disability, at risk from violence. General housing advice for private and social housing tenants and homeless people. Out of hours emergencies 0870 4286905 or 0870 4286906.

Area served

South Lakeland District Council area - Kendal, Ulverston, Windermere and surrounding areas such as Grange, Rydal, Grasmere and Sedbergh.

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Those at risk of homelessness or currently homeless and the general public.

Best way to get in touch

How to contact

Phone contact 01539 733333 - to arrange telephone appointments or fact-to-face appointments in accordance with need or request. Out of hours available after office hours.

How to contact - Opening times

  • Monday: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 4pm


Wheelchair access

Yes - full

Adapted toilets


Further information

Public transport

Kendall train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 5 minutes walk.