Homelessness is having nowhere to live. Sometimes things can get so bad for people that they feel like running away from home. Get help and advice on who to contact if you're thinking about running away or are already living on the streets
If you're finding living at home too difficult, Walsall Children's services may be able to:
This often means talking to a social worker about how things have been at home.
Whatever your reason for wanting to running away, talking to someone you trust often helps. This could be a family member like a grandparent or auntie/uncle, or a family friend or teacher. Talking to a trusted adult about your problems can help you work out find possible solutions to what is it is that has caused you to feel the need to run away.
There are also the following free and confidential support services available to help you:
Call 0800 1111
Call or text: 116 000
Online chat: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk (Available 2.30 – 9pm)
Living on the streets is very hard. You'll be cold, hungry and in danger from other people.
You might face problems like:
Being homeless means not having somewhere to live, either because you've been kicked out of home or have run away and feel like you can't return.
Many homeless young people:
If you're in any of these situations, you'll be considered homeless by law.
If you feel unsafe, scared or worried, then please call the police on 101 or 999 and tell them you need help. If you are unable to do this you could ask an adult, such as a train conductor or bus driver to phone them for you, or if you can, walk into a Police station or up to a Police Officer and tell them you have run away