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    Okay, straight to the point: I'm moving out from my home because of religious issues with my parents. They have made it clear that they will cease all contact with me once I move out ; my best friend's family have offered for me to stay with them temporarily, but where do I go after that? Please help, I'm only 16 and I can't let this **** my life up. I've already hit rock bottom I know, but I need to know what my next move is from here.
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    Go to the council.
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Go to the council.
    But what will they do? Like what kind of accommodation will I be provided — actual housing or a children's home? And would that mean being taken away from my college and town?
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    (Original post by ursxmxjor)
    But what will they do? Like what kind of accommodation will I be provided — actual housing or a children's home? And would that mean being taken away from my college and town?
    Well assuming they do anything they're nominally obliged to furnish you with emergency housing [whether they can/do is another matter] but it can be anything from a bed in a hostel/b&b to a flat [if you're rather lucky] at any rate it can't hurt to inquire and if nothing else you can see what benefits you might be able to claim.
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    (Original post by ursxmxjor)
    Okay, straight to the point: I'm moving out from my home because of religious issues with my parents. They have made it clear that they will cease all contact with me once I move out ; my best friend's family have offered for me to stay with them temporarily, but where do I go after that? Please help, I'm only 16 and I can't let this **** my life up. I've already hit rock bottom I know, but I need to know what my next move is from here.
    I'm pretty sure that your parents have to support you until you're 18. Might be best to check the law on that if you haven't already.
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    I'm pretty sure that your parents have to support you until you're 18. Might be best to check the law on that if you haven't already.
    That's true but if you can't live under the same roof and have to move out then the state has to take over and care for you
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    (Original post by ursxmxjor)
    That's true but if you can't live under the same roof and have to move out then the state has to take over and care for you
    Yeah - I'm not too sure of the laws around becoming financially independent at 16 (I do know it's possible but not exactly what happens).
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    Are they kicking you out or are you moving out on your own accord because of issues? If it's the latter you'll be less likely to get help from the council as you've made yourself voluntarily homeless
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    If you become estranged you'll usually be given a council studio if you're 16 - 18.If your council is stretched for housing you'll either be given a B&B room in the same town, or you might be given a council place elsewhere.
 
 
 
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