Moving home is a stressful time. Being made homeless or the fear of being made homeless can be a very daunting prospect. However stressful, all the problems can be resolved with the right information, help and advice. Search our databases for the help you need and our Advice Guides for tips about what to do.

The Colchester Soup Run operates 8pm-9pm St Nicholas Square every night including Christmas. 

The Soup Run has been going for 20 years this year and we celebrate the fact that over twenty churches in the Borough continue to be actively involved in offering a meal to homeless people in Colchester every day of the year.


The Colchester Advice Network (CAN) is an email advice service provided by Colchester Citizens Advice and supported by eight other partner agencies. We cover debt, employment, housing and welfare benefits advice.

The service is now only delivered by Citizens Advice Colchester due to funding. 

Manchester Move advertises ready-to-rent homes for around 18 not-for-profit landlords. You bid for them, the landlord decides who gets them based on their allocations policy.

It's called 'bidding' but there’s no money involved. It's how you tell us you are interested in a home.

hyh is an independent charity that has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire for over 15 years. We have offices throughout Hertfordshire with over 50 staff and many more volunteers. Most of our work is with young people aged 16-24 who have had difficulty in securing and maintaining safe, secure accommodation.

We would like to draw your attention to a new funding opportunity which could help reduce your fuel bills. Colchester Borough Council is making you aware of a scheme that is being provided by Aran Services Ltd who will offer to local residents free* or heavily discounted loft and/or cavity wall insulation that will help to lower your fuel bills. 

We provide a first class market leading service offering our clients total commitment and dedication. We know our clients need someone they can trust, someone who has their best interests at heart and will make selling or letting their property as easy and as stress free as possible.


Here at Habitat Oldham, we believe in excellent customer service and in turn this enables our clients to sit back and relax with the confidence that their investment is in safe hands with experienced property managers.

If you own a property, chances are that it’s the most valuable asset you have.  And if you’re looking to sell or let it out, you’ll want to get the best possible tenant or price for the least amount of stress. Using the right agent will help get you there.

Here at Northwood, we believe that achieving a successful sale or let is based on a continued commitment to delivering on a few simple things:

Belvoir Sales & Lettings Oldham provide a complete Sales, Lettings and Property Management service to the Borough of Oldham. 

We let and sell properties in Central Oldham and the surrounding areas from Middleton to Greenfield and Shaw to Dukinfield, most of Rochdale too..., known as Gumtree, is a British online  classifieds  and community website. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market.

Although predominantly a free listings website, Gumtree provides users with paid promotional options for increased advert visibility. Users can also pay to "bump up" their adverts in the listings. Although not a lettings agenyt you can find propeties to rent on the Gumtree website.

Dustbuster is an accredited not-for-profit service which is provided and managed by Gosport Voluntary Action, to enable older, frail and disabled residents of Gosport who are unable to do their own housework to continue living independently in their own homes.

Who is eligible? Referrals can be made through GPs, District Nurses, Wardens of sheltered housing as well as Social Services.

Housing association are privately-owned, not-for-profit organisations that aim to provide lower-cost social housing. They're independent but they're also government-regulated. Sometimes they're known as registered social landlords or private registered providers of social housing.

Housing associations provide a wide range of housing. Some only own and manage a few properties, while larger ones might own whole estates.

Offering similar types of housing as local councils, some housing associations specialise in particular types of housing; for example, family homes, sheltered accommodation for older people, and accessible homes for people with disabilities.

Havebury Housing Partnership, a specialist in affordable housing in Suffolk offers social housing in the Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill areas. We are dedicated to the provision of good quality affordable homes in Suffolk.

We work closely with local authorities, agencies and other housing associations to meet local social housing needs and to provide community services.

+44 (0) 300 3300 900

Colchester Catalyst Charity has been a grant making charity since 1990, following the sale of the former Colchester Oaks Hospital.

At that time, the Charity resolved to devote its income from the invested funds of that sale to supporting the many caring organisations working for the relief of the sick or suffering in North East Essex.

Specifically, Colchester Catalyst Charity seeks to help caring groups that provide services to people with medical conditions or disabilities living in North East Essex.


Colchester and the surrounding area offers a wide range of holiday accommodation, from boutique hotels to cosy B&Bs & self-catering properties.

Stay in an historic building or luxurious hotel in the town centre, and enjoy Colchester's cultural highlights right on your doorstep.

Spend a few nights in the surrounding countryside and coast, areas of natural beauty with their own wealth of history and cultural importance.

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