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Running away

If things have got to the point where you've had to run away from home, you can still access services from the Council or Social Services, and there are also free helplines that you can contact specifically to do with running away: 116 000 -…

Leaving Children's Social Care

Social Services have a duty to help you with your housing needs when you are about to leave care. They should also continue to support you once you leave and help you to sort out any problems. You will need to meet with your Social…

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…

Relationships at home

Having relationships with your family can provide you with support and guidance throughout life. However sometimes in life, relationships with your family members can get difficult. This can make it awkward to talk to them about things. Remember, there are no 'perfect' families, but some…

Moving out of home

Staying with friends, renting or buying – leaving home is a big change in your life which can be exciting, fun and daunting all at the same time with a mass of responsibilities to match. Make sure you know what you're letting yourself in for…

Housing after leaving prison

If you are over 18 and have just left prison, your Probation Officer will be able to give you advice about what housing is available to you. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company also runs three hostels in Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton, mostly taking people…

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