Advice for young people

This section covers some of the most common problems faced by young people, such as finding suitable accommodation, money matters and dealing with private landlords. It also has lots of advice if you are a student, care leaver or a young parent.

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Shelter Cymru also has a dedicated Education Service.

For urgent advice please call our expert housing advice helpline on 0345 075 5005

or, for non-urgent enquiries please use our email advice service. An adviser will aim to reply to emails within five working days.

Emergency help

If you need emergency help, or need to leave your home in a hurry, try and get advice as soon as you can.

Getting your own place

Before you find your own place make sure you’re fully prepared – look at all your housing options and think carefully about where you want to live and who you want to live with.

Problem landlords

Renting a place from a private landlord does not always run smoothly. See some of the most common problems and what you can do to sort them out.

Money matters

Before you move out and get your own place, try and work out a budget. Independent living could be more expensive than you think so you need to be sure you can afford it.

Young people in care

Leaving care and getting your own place is a big step, so it’s important that you’re well prepared.

Young parents

If you are a young parent, you may be able to get some help with housing and you might be eligible for some benefits or other financial help.

Advice for students

If you a student, have a look here for lots more information about your housing options and common problems you might face.

Top 10 questions

Read the top 10 questions we get asked here at Shelter Cymru, and the answers our expert housing advisers have given.

We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.

This page was last updated on: February 22, 2019

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