Young people leaving home

Living with parents

If living at home with your parents is a problem, there may be steps you can take to improve things. Find out what to do if you don't feel safe at home

Family problems and leaving home

Leaving home is a big step for a young person. Making preparations before you move out will make things easier, especially if you have to leave in a hurry.

Mediation for young people

You may not always see eye to eye with your parents if you're living at home. Mediation could help if you're a young person having problems at home.

Running away

There are a number of reasons why you may want to leave home, but getting help while you're still at home is usually a better option than running away.

Lodging schemes

If you're a young person you may be able to find a place to live through a local lodgings scheme. See how lodging schemes work and if they can help you.

Foyers for young people

If you're aged 16 to 25 and homeless, a foyer could help you with a place to stay, plus education and training, for 6 months to 2 years

Living with other people

Most young people will find themselves living in shared houses or flats. There are a number of things you should think about to avoid problems.

Money issues for young people

Before moving out and getting your own place, it's important to work out a budget, check if you can get help with housing costs and avoid rent arrears

Top tips for first time renters

Renting for the first time? Our top tips will help you choose a new home, and to understand your rights and responsibilities there

Young parents

If you're a young parent trying to find a place to live, you may be able to get financial help. You may also be able to receive help from the council.