A UK wide charity for all homeless
Shelter are recognised as one of the UK's leading homelessness and housing charities and we are grateful to be able to provide links to their information resources. Shelter provide information for everybody on housing and homelessness and we've picked key links to their information for young people.
Your council probably has an obligation to house you if you are homeless. This handy online tool from Shelter will tell you what you can and can't expect housing wise in England.
An excellent guide to housing for young people including those facing homelessness in PDF format.
"When I moved into to my flat I made lots of mistakes and got lots of things wrong, I struggled to keep it together, what should have been a great experience for me nearly turned into a nightmare. I was lucky and got support and things got sorted."
Read Jamie's tips and advice in Home Sweet Home.
Country wide, the help provided to care leavers depends on their age and what help social services provide in their area.
Leaving home is a massive step and unless you are unsafe it's one that should be considered thoroughly. This page provides lots of useful guidance and some food for thought too.
Benefits including housing benefit vary depending on age and allowances and rules are often amended. This page will provide you with up to date information about what your local authority will and won't provide.
Whether you're a student looking for digs or 16 and facing another night on the streets, this is the starting point for information on Shelter's website. If you're in the borough of Crodyon, click here instead.