Nowhere to sleep?
Sometimes an argument or situation at home can result in being kicked out.
What should you do if this ever happens to you?
The first thing you need to think about is where you are going to sleep .... This can take a while so don't put it off. The last thing you want is to end up leaving it too late to find somewhere.
Here are some things you can do (Work from the top of the list down).
- Try and sort out somewhere to stay with family/relatives
- Ask your friends if one of them can put you up for the night
- If there is enough time, ask your teacher, personal adviser or youth worker for help in sorting somewhere out
- If you can't find anywhere ring the Cambridgeshire Call Centre on 0345 045 5200 (8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday or Social Care on 01733 234724 at all other times)
- Contact the Police - if you aren't in any immediate danger call 101 but if you are in danger from people nearby, have been assaulted/abused or are in any other physical danger call 999 or 112.
Your safety is the most important thing to think about and none of the above people will mind you asking for help.
Remember one thing - if you are homeless, even on a temporary basis, you are very vulnerable so don't accept help from just anyone and never do or agree to anything that you would normally think is a bit dodgy.
This advice is to help you in an emergency. If the situation isn't urgent take a look at our homeless page for advice on what to do long term.
A Youth Support Centre near you
People who can help when you need it most
Cambridge City Council - Homeless
Organisations supporting homless people in Cambridge city
Information on over 9,000 services - hostels, day centres and other advice and support services for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness
The housing and homelessness charity