That's why you need to think really carefully and seek advice before you make the decision to leave.
It is far better, if possible, to leave when you are able to make a planned move; that way you reduce the chance of becoming homeless. However, we can give help for young people who are threatened with homelessness.
Most young people leave home by moving into privately rented accommodation which will usually be a flat share or room in a shared house.
This sort of accommodation can be found through
Remember, you are likely to need a deposit and rent in advance for this type of accommodation.
You can apply for social housing through Devon Home Choice, but the shortage of suitable housing means you are very unlikely to be able to move straight into a tenancy with a Registered Provider (Housing Association).
If you are claiming other benefits or only have a low income, you may be entitled to Housing Benefit. People who are single and under 35 years of age are usually only able to claim Housing Benefit at the shared room rate. This is the rate for an average rental charge for a single room with shared facilities in the area your wish to rent.
If you are being asked to leave by your parents, we can help by
If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness and are 16 or 17, you should read thewhich gives details of the steps you should take if you have nowhere to stay. If homelessness cannot be prevented, or enquiries show that you would not be safe at home, assessments will be made to see whether Social Care or the Housing Service should offer you the necessary help and support.
Young People's Housing Advice has helpful information for young people and parents including up-to-date housing advice and law.