COVID-19 has changed the way we all live our lives.
The pandemic has meant that we’re all having to stay at home more than usual – but what happens if you don’t have a place you can call your own? What happens if you’ve been sleeping on a friend’s sofa because you have no home to go to?
Even if you have a roof over your head, you could still be homeless – and that applies just as much now as it will when the pandemic eventually comes to an end.
You might also be living in a hostel or an overcrowded house because you have nowhere else to go.
Many young people in these situations don’t realise that they are homeless and that they are actually experiencing what’s known as ‘hidden homelessness’.
If you don’t have anywhere to call home or are concerned that you, or someone you know is at risk of becoming homeless, don’t wait to seek help.
Contact Shelter Cymru today.
Under 25 and need housing advice?
Our advice for young people section provides free, up to date, independent advice on lots of common housing problems, including being behind on your rent, managing your money or setting up your first home.
The help we provide
My name is Finty and I’m a volunteer for Llamau’s Youth Homeless Helpline. I answer calls to the helpline from young people who are experiencing homelessness, or who are worried that they or a person they know is at risk of homelessness. I provide free, confidential and non-judgmental advice to help them access support and keep themselves safe.