Young people, and especially young people leaving care, can be at an increased risk of homelessness and of being exploited because they are homeless. Social Services and the Housing Executive share responsibility for looking after young people who are homeless. There are different responsibilities, depending on your age and how long you've been in care, but these organisations should work together to find you somewhere to live.
Living at home can be tough, especially if you aren't getting on with the people you live with. It's tempting to want to move out, but living on your own or with strangers has challenges too. Get help or advice if you aren't safe at home.
If you’re having problems at home you may feel like you’ve no option but to leave. Go to someone you trust for help. Contact the Housing Executive or your social worker, if you have one, for a place to stay.
Talk to someone if you haven't got anywhere safe to stay. Social Services can help you if you are under 18 and don't have anywhere safe to live. The Housing Executive may be able to help if you are over 18.
Speak to our advisers if you have any questions or you're worried about talking to these services. We can explain your rights.