Do you need to leave home? Here’s a guide to help

Sometimes things change at home, or something happens and you might feel like you need to leave for your own safety and wellbeing.

It can be really overwhelming to think about, but there are a few steps you can take to make leaving home as safe as possible and get some support along the way. You don’t have to go through this on your own. We’re here for you and there are lots of ways to get through it.

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Next Steps

  • Shelter's advice website for young people offers help with housing problems and a free helpline 0808 800 4444. If you're in Scotland, use instead.
  • Crisis helps single homeless people find somewhere to stay. Get help here
  • The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBT people aged 16-25-years-old who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. AKT has offices in London (call on 020 7831 6562), Manchester (0161 228 3308) and Newcastle (0191 281 0099).
  • If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
  • Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
  • Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.


Updated on 22-Oct-2019

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