If you’ve fled home for your safety, the local council may consider you to be legally homeless.
As someone experiencing domestic abuse, you’ll be considered a priority case – even if you’ve fled to a different council area from the one you’ve been living in.
Councils should find you emergency accommodation if you're homeless, in priority need and eligible.
You may not be eligible, for example, if you don’t have the right to stay permanently in the UK because of your immigration status.
Once you're housed, the council can then help you find something longer-term in another council or housing association property, or perhaps supporting you to rent your own place.