Additional financial support will be crucial for young people trying to find and keep their first rented homes.
Without the safety net of friends and family, or a steady income, these young people may struggle to find deposits for flats or be able to buy furniture and basic household goods. An unexpected repair bill or large utilities bill could lead them into debt, and they may be unaware of available and other financial support.
Local authorities and commissioned partners can assist in providing resources to help in these circumstances, with the broader aim of improving access and preventing homelessness.
Care leavers are entitled to additional support.
Young people in their first homes can be advised and supported as follows:
Young people may be eligible for: