Advice + Info
Moving out and moving on can be an exciting but scary time.
So, what are your options and are you really ready to do your own cooking, cleaning, washing etc?
If you're under 16 you can't legally leave home. If you're 16 or 17 your guardian/parents have to give their consent, but if you're 18 you can decide for yourself.
Living at home
Living at home can be a struggle, you want your freedom, they want you to take the rubbish out and be home by 11. But it's safe, there are people who care about you and it's cheap.
If you're leaving care, social care have a duty to help you. Take advantage of the help available and contact your Connexions adviser for more information.
Unable to live at home? You may be eligible for housing benefit. Contact the housing benefit department of your local council.
In an emergency
If you find yourself with nowhere to stay and need help in a hurry contact Shelter 24 hours a day on 0808 800 4444.
Useful links & organisations
- Safe and Sound Homes helps young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in York, Selby, Ryedale, Scarborough, Hambleton and Richmondshire. For more information check out the downloadable leaflets below.
- York Youth Enquiry Service produce a survival guide which contains information on relationships, education, careers and housing in York.
- The North Yorkshire Children's Services Directory gives contacts for lots of different organisations who can help you with a variety of issues.
- Housing Justice provides housing advice and support to anyone facing homelessness.
- Foundation Housing York leads on the development of housing related services for single homeless people in North Yorkshire.
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