My Advice Gateway

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. Other services include sections on banking, insurance and how to manage debt.

There is so much information available on the internet that it can often be a tedious and time consuming activity to search through the mass of advice that is available in order to find the information you need. Even government websites that have been set up to provide help can be difficult to find your way around.

My Advice Gateway has been built to help you find the information you need quickly and effectively. Links will take you to authoritative advice or the precise application form you need.

We hope you will find My Advice Gateway useful. If you do, why not tell your friends. . .


LHS provides a complete range of web-based housing option services to more than 60 local authorities and hundreds of housing associations across the UK.


My Advice Gateway constantly checks its links to other information sources to ensure they work properly.

However, if you do find a link that does not connect, please let us know so that we can fix it quickly.

Simply drop us an e-mail and tell us which link did not work. We will check it out and put it right.





Shelter gives advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need.

Shelter does not provide accommodation but gives advice to anyone with a housing problem.

For urgent housing advice, Tel: 0808 800 4444.

To search for your nearest Shelter office, follow this link.

Shelter’s advice services cover a wide range of topics and includes information on homelessness, renting and leasing houses, repossession, repairs, neighbourhood issues, eviction and finding and paying for a home. For details of any of these topics and more, follow this link.

Its homelessness page provides details about where to go for help and advice on how the council can help and house you, as well as details on emergency housing, click here to learn more.

Shelter’s repossession advice section, provides information on mortgages and the process of repossession, how it can be stopped and an emergency helpline for further information and advice. Tel: 0808 800 4444. For more details and advice on repossession, follow this link.

If you are a young person seeking specific advice about your housing options, or the housing benefits available for you, you can find it here.

For detailed advice on finding a place to live, including advice on financial concerns, housing associations, council waiting lists and details on renting, follow this link.

For more tools including advice booklets, housing rights checkers, and a glossary of legal terminology, follow this link.

Full information on all aspects relating to housing can be found at MyAdviceGateway - Housing.