Young person told to leave home

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

If you’re 16 to 21

You should call Bristol Youth MAPS on 0117 332 7111. 

They’ll try to help you get back home if it's safe to do so.

The aim of this service is to ensure that, wherever possible, you can return to live at home if it's safe and leave home only in a planned way. 

If you’re over 21

You should contact your support worker if you have one, or visit 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 with having their own home. Housing, if it is available, will be shared accommodation. This is because it's not affordable for many young people to live in their own accomodation. 

Other options

There are other organisations that might be able to help you find a home.  Find out more about help for homeless young people.

Find out more about renting privately.

If you’re pregnant or have a child and are 16 or 17

You should call Bristol Youth MAPS on 0117 332 7111. 

The aim of this service is to ensure that, wherever possible, you can return to live at home if it's safe and leave home only in a planned way. 

You can also contact the Bristol Young Parents Alliance.

If you’re pregnant or a young mother/father aged between 18 and 25

You should 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.

The aim will always be to help you to return home or stay with family and friends and prevent you from becoming homeless so that you can move in a planned way.

You can also contact The Bristol Young Parents Alliance:

The Bristol Young Parents Alliance will give you housing advice if you’re a 16 to 24 year old pregnant woman, young mums or dad, with children up to 3 years old.