Do I have a local connection ?

We will also look to see if you have a local connection with this area. A local connection could be made if you:


  • Have lived in Gwynedd for 6 out of the last 12 months or 3 out of the last 5 years
  • Have close family, for example, mother, father, adult children and sibiling who have lived in the county for the last 5 years
  • Have employment in the county
  • Have special circumstances, for example, specialist medical treatment only available in Gwynedd
  • You are fleeing violence or threats of violence

If we cannot establish that you have a local connection with this area, but we can make a connection with another local authority area then we will refer you to that local authority.



If you do not have a connection with any other area in the UK, we have a duty to help you providing you meet the homelessness criteria.



Contact Us


The first step you need to take is to contact the Homeless Section at Gwynedd Council here.

Homeless Advice Booklet


By Gwynedd Council