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Leaving care and getting your own place is a big step. You might feel excited but also worried and a bit unsettled. Being well prepared can help make sure your move and your time in your new place goes well.
If you are a young parent, you may be able to get some help with housing and apply for benefits to help pay your bills.
Young people in Wales have had to make big changes to their lives because of coronavirus. It is okay to feel frightened and worried. There is still lots of help and support available – we’ve given the details of national organisations that can help you below. Keep up to date with current coronavirus advice in Wales on Meic and Gov.Wales
If you rent your home, you probably have a tenancy agreement with your landlord. A tenancy is a contract with your landlord which sets out both your rights and responsibilities. It is important that you keep to the terms of your tenancy.
If you have nowhere to stay, don’t panic. Get advice as soon as you can. The council’s housing department should be your first stop. If you are homeless the council will have to provide you with some help and advice and might have to find you somewhere to stay.
If you’ve got nowhere to go, don’t panic. You may be able to get some help with housing. If you having problems with your family or carers and you have been asked to leave, mediation or counselling might be able to help you talk things through. It’s important that you get help and advice as soon as possible to find somewhere safe to live.
If you are homeless or in danger of losing your home in the next 56 days your local council’s homelessness team will probably have to help you. You do not have to be sleeping on the street to get help.
Setting up your first home. Getting your own place for the first time is a big step. Have a look at the things you need to think about.
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