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Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

National Health Service

The NHS provides a wide range of general and emergency health services, most of which are free. There is also NHS 111, which is a confidential 24 hour helpline. NHS 111 can be contacted on 111. If you or someone close to you is feeling ill…

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

Drugs information and advice

People take drugs for all sorts of reasons, because they think drugs can make them forget their worries, because their friends do, or because they think it might be fun. However, taking drugs can become a habit. Some people depend on them just to cope…

Alcohol

People drink alcohol for all sorts of reasons. Many people enjoy alcohol and most of the time it is not a problem, but drinking heavily can damage your health, especially if you’re a young person. Besides damaging the liver, heart and brain, heavy drinking can…

Emergency accommodation

If you are under 16, Social Services have a duty to provide emergency accommodation for you. This may be with a family or in a hostel, B&B or similar. The local councils have a duty to help with emergency accommodation for over 16s – the…

Buying your home

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll make in your life, so get as much advice as you can. Check out the local papers and sign up with local estate agents. This is free and they will send you details of properties that…

Housing benefits

Depending on your income, you may be able to get help with your rent and/or council tax payments. Read all about housing benefits in the links below. No Limits Xtra is a specialist No Limits team who can help you with debt advice, access to…

Housing while studying away

Going away to college or university means you'll have to find somewhere to live whilst you're there. Your best bet is to contact Student Services or the Student Union at the college or university where you'll be studying. They will be able to tell you…

Homelessness support

Being homeless or being threatened with homelessness is a really scary thing. It could be that you've been kicked out of home, or you're at risk of violence, or that your parents have left the country, or that you can no longer stay in the…
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