There are many reasons why young people become homeless, including:
If you're thinking about leaving home, talk with a professional like your teacher, youth worker or college advisor. They might be able to help you resolve your issues and keep you off the street.
If you haven't been able to resolve your family issues, call the Access to Children’s Services team on 020 7641 4000 or visit them at:
4 Frampton Street
We will try to help you resolve the issues you may be facing at home.
Finding you alternative accommodation will be a last resort. If you don't have anywhere to sleep that night, we'll try to see if you can stay with a family member or at home for a little bit longer if it's safe.
If you can’t stay with a family member, you may be placed in a hostel if one is available, or in foster care while we consider how to give you the support you need. You will also be given a social worker.
If you’re having problems at home, remember to think carefully about your options before you decide to leave your home. For general information on housing advice and options, have a look at our housing options page.
If you are homeless now, you might be able to get a hostel place with our Young Persons Supported Housing Pathway. If you're considered for one of our hostels you will need to keep to the rules of the hostel, or you may lose your placement.
There are 3 centres in Westminster that can refer you into the Young Persons Supported Housing Pathway:
12 Adelaide Street
Telephone: 020 7766 5544
3 to 7 Arneway Street Horseferry Road
Telephone: 020 7222 1602
54 Dean Street
Telephone: 020 7423 6805
Shelter is a charity that helps homeless people. You can call them on on 0808 800 4444 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm weekends.