This is a selection of the bodies offering housing advice
Shelter is one of the main housing charities in the UK and gives advice on many housing issues.
Centrepoint specialises in offering help to young and socially disadvantaged people.
Age UK (formerly Help The Aged) offers specialist advice to older people.
Citizens Advice helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice
It operates from over 3,000 locations and has a significant influence on policymakers.