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National Homeless Advice Service

Advising young people

This section is for people who give advice in a professional or voluntary capacity to young people who are already homeless, or might become homeless.

It is intended to help advisers explain the various housing options and other support available to the young person, so that they can make decisions that are in their best interests - in the long term as well as in the immediate future.

This section also explains local authorities' legal duties to young people who apply to them as homeless, and how the 'system' works.

Keeping families together: how to help

Frontline advisers, local authorities and voluntary sector partners all have a role to play in intervening before a crisis develops.

When young people have to move out

This section looks at the accommodation and support options that are available for young people who are leaving home.

Longer term solutions: Moving on

This section looks at longer term housing options and support for young people.

Education, training and work

This sections looks at how young people can be advised and supported in accessing education, training and work opportunities.

Money Matters

This section looks at how young people can be supported to learn money management skills, understand the benefits system and become financially confident.


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