Young person told to leave home or homeless

Find out what to do if you’re a young person who's been told to leave home or you're homeless

If you’re 16 to 21

Call Bristol Youth MAPS on 0117 332 7111 or freephone 0800 0354213.

You can also email them at

Bristol Youth MAPS can help you remain in or return to your family home. They can also help you find a place to live if it's not possible to live with your family or friends.

If you’re over 21

It's best to contact your support worker if you have one, or come and see us at our Citizen Service Point.

We'll check your situation to find out if there's anything we can do to help to prevent you from becoming homeless and will give you advice to resolve your housing problem. 

We can't help many young people over the age of 21 get their own home. If housing is available, it'll be shared accommodation. This is because it's not affordable for many young people to live in their own accomodation. 

If you’re pregnant or have a child 

Speak to your support worker if you have one, such as a social worker or nurse. 

If you don’t have a support worker, or you simply want to speak to someone, you can visit our Citizen Service Point for advice.

You can also call:

The Bristol Young Parents Alliance gives housing advice to 16 to 24 year old pregnant woman, and young mums or dads with children up to 3 years old.

Bristol Nightstop

Bristol Nightstop can give you free help and advice if you're aged 16 to 25 and you're homeless or staying in unsafe places.

They arrange temporary and emergency accommodation for 18 to 25 year olds in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers. Volunteers offer a spare room, an evening meal, breakfast and compassion.

Bristol Nightstop can continue to help you even once you’ve left their accommodation.

The accommodation service is available seven days a week.

  • Phone: 07979 878 814 
  • Email:
  • Address: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2PY
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm