I’ve been kicked out
What do I need to know?
If you’ve got nowhere to go, don’t panic. You may be able to get some help with housing.
It’s important that you get help and advice as soon as possible to find somewhere safe to live.
Find Out More
If you are over the age of 16 and your parents or carers want you out of the house, try and find somewhere to stay before you leave.
Take a look at our Emergency help page for lots of ideas about what you can do to find somewhere.
Screenshot and save our Emergency help for young people checklist, which is on the right hand side of this page, for good suggestions of things to take with you and organisations to contact.
You can also use our Support Near You tool to find help near you.
If you feel unsafe or in danger at home, it may be best to leave straight away. Try to contact an adviser before you go and arrange some emergency housing in advance.
If someone in your home is being violent or abusive towards you, you must get help immediately. If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.
You can also call:
If you have to leave, then the council’s housing department should be your first stop as they can help you access many different types of accommodation. It does not matter if you are not actually sleeping on the street – they might still have to help you.
If you are homeless the council will have to provide you with some help and advice and this may include providing you with some emergency accommodation. They may also have to help you find a home.
Nightstop schemes are for young people aged 16 to 25 and can provide emergency accommodation for young people in the homes of ordinary people who have volunteered to help. You can usually only stay for one night at a time with each host, where you will get:
- a room to yourself
- the chance to have a bath or shower
- a meal in the evening and breakfast the following morning.
You will probably be asked to go back to the Nightstop scheme each morning, or to the organisation that found you a place through Nightstop where they can help you look for more permanent accommodation or arrange another Nightstop.
Shelter Cymru also provide a free, specialist, independent, confidential debt advice service surgeries across Wales. Click here to find details of your nearest debt adviser.