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Getting your own accommodation

 

You can leave home once you are 16 without needing permission from your parent or carer. You may be entitled to get support with things like housing, education and financial support from social services if you’re 16 or 17 and homeless.

If you’re in this position, you should contact your local authority (council) to find out more or if you need help finding somewhere to live you can contact Shelter, whose website is listed below.

Getting your own accommodation

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