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Homelessness

Being homeless means not having somewhere to live, either because you have been kicked out of home or have run away and feel like you cannot return.

 

Many homeless young people:

• are forced to sleep on the street, which is not safe and can only be temporary

• get friends to lend them a bed or sofa for the night


• stay temporarily with another family member.

 

If you’re in any of these situations, you’ll be considered as homeless by law.

 

What the law says

The authorities have to act to make sure that you have a safe home, so it’s really important to find out what's out there for you.  The organisations below are there to help you find the best and safest options for you.

 

 

Advice & Support

Need somewhere to stay tonight?

If you have nowhere to stay tonight, you should visit Customer Service Centre, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB. 

 

Childline

Childline provide support and advice on homelessness, running away and getting the right help.

 

YMCA

The YMCA is a drop in centre for homeless people, based in Leicester City Centre, close to the train station. They can help with all kinds of pressing needs and no appointment is necessary. 

  

Park Lodge Project

Park Lodge Project aims to provide supported accommodation for 24 young homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25.


HITS Homes Trust
Hits Homes Trust provides supported accommodation in self-contained one bedroom flats to 15 single 16-25 year olds who are homeless.  


Shelter

Shelter provide support and advice to young people on leaving care, homelessness and eviction and dealing with housing problems.

 

Homeless UK

Advice, information and guidance on careers, employment and training opportunities for young people aged 13-19. 

 

Online video

Watch a video for advice on housing options for young people.