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SPECIFIC ‘LIFE’ PROBLEMS

COMING OUT OF CARE/HOMELESSNESS

If you are between 14 and 19 years old and find yourself homeless or are think ing or leaving home follow this link to find all you need you know: Homelessness - A Guide for Young People 14-19 years. 

If you are over 19 and for a reason beyond your control, you need advice and support to find a safe place to live, contact the Melton Borough Council  as soon as possible for help.  If you are pregnant, a care-leaver under 21 years old, a parent of a child under 16, suffering with mental illness, or escaping violence and /or abuse, you will be considered a priority case.  Think carefully before leaving home because if you make yourself deliberately homeless, without good reason, and have nowhere to go, the authorities are not obliged to offer support.  Sleeping rough and Sofa surfing opens you up to many dangers and is not a suitable long-term solution to homelessness.

Melton Borough Council - General housing advice and information to private and council tenants and homeless people. Out of hours emergencies phone 01664 481000.

How to contact:

Drop-in, phone, contact for an appointment.

Phone:01664 502502

Email:customerservices@melton.gov.uk

Address: Council Offices, Park Side, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 OGH

While there are no actual shelters for the homeless in Melton Mowbray, these organisations may also be able to help you:

The Y Action & Support Centre is part of the Leicestershire YMCA offering a drop in centre for homeless people near the Leicester Train station.  If you find yourself homeless and on the streets, this is a place to consider, to keep safe and receive support and advice to help your situation.

Action Homeless is a Leicester based charity working to improve services for the homeless.  They have accommodation to support homeless people until they get back on their feet.  If you need help to stay safe and off the streets, contact Action Homeless: 0116 22 11 851 Email: info@actionhomeless.org.uk

Leicestershire Cares are running the Flying Fish project which supports young care leavers through individual mentoring to get into the world of work. They may also be able to support you through homelessness and substance addiction.  Once sorted they can help get you into work .If you would like help contact Parminder Basra (Flying Fish Project Co-ordinator), parminder@leicestershirecares.co.uk Telephone:0116 275 6500

Street Link is a charitable service you can contact for help if you or somebody you know is sleeping rough or about to be made homeless.  The site provides online links to other organisations offering advice on housing, benefits and health issues.

This link to Homeless UK details WHO is supposed to be able to help you if you are homeless.  There is lots of excellent information on this website which will give anybody sleeping rough an idea of who to talk to.

Catch- 22 offer programmes to help people they work with to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody, gain new skills and confidence as parents, and play a full part in their community. Call or Skype on: 0207 336 4800.

Get Connected Use this link to find more contacts for council support in Leicester and Leicestershire: Click on the link and go to HOUSING AND HOMELESS and enter the postcode area you are in.  This site also provides information about running away, being homeless, your rights and possible benefits. Help line:  0800 808 4994  Text: 80849.

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