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Housing and homelessness

Housing and homelessness

Cornwall Council can provide advice, information and assistance for your housing and homelessness queries

Cornwall Council can provide advice, information and assistance for your housing and homelessness queries. This might involve things like rent arrears, illegal eviction, seeking private rented accommodation or applying to Council waiting lists. They can also help with information about your housing rights, and next steps if you have been threatened with homelessness or are experiencing homelessness.

Advice for young people aged 16-24 can be found here. You may find it helpful to speak to someone about these things so check out the supporting organisations and fact sheets listed on the page as their will likely be an organisation supporting others in a similar situation to your own.

To find out more, speak to Housing Options on 0300 1234 161, or contact your youth worker.

 

Supported Accommodation

Cornwall has a range of supported accommodation such as Foyers. for young people aged 16-24 who with support needs are threatened with homelessness These often have support staff based on-site that can help with education and employment. You must stick to the rules and to your development plan to stay at the project. They will help you to move on to more independent living when you are ready.

To find out more, speak to Housing Options on 0300 1234 161, or contact your youth worker.

 

Family problems and leaving home

Shelter have created an advice page for young people having family problems who are considering leaving home. Check out their page by clicking here to learn more about the help you could be entitled to and to view their handy benefits calculator.

 

Housing options for young parents

Shelter have created an advice page for young parents to better understand the housing options available to them. Check out their page by clicking here to learn more about help from to Council, Social Services, housing options and rent payments.

 

Help and housing for care leavers

Shelter have created an advice page to support care leavers navigate their housing options. Their page explains what Council Support you might be entitled to and when you can leave care, it also details steps you could work through with your personal advisor like creating a pathway plan and thinking about your weekly budgeting.

 

Abuse and Violence

If someone is being violent or abusive towards you, you must seek help right away.

There are a number of agencies who can assist you, including perhaps finding you a safe place to go. Some of these are listed below:

  • Childline: 0800 1111 free 24 hour support helpline for children and young people
  • Womens Aid: 0808 2000 247 free 24 hour helpline for victims of domestic violence
  • Housing Options: 0300 1234 161
  • Truro Young Women’s Centre
  • YMCA