Amy* was supported by our Launch advice and information service when she became homeless. The Launch support workers helped her find a safe place to live and assisted her in finding work.

Following a family breakdown, Amy was forced to leave the family home. She moved in with her boyfriend and his mum, but this was a temporary solution. She wanted space of her own but didn’t know where to start or what options were available to her.

Amy contacted Launch and we arranged an appointment to discuss her needs and how we could assist her. We helped her look for rooms to rent with vetted landlords and helped her with budgeting for rent and bills. At the same time, the Launch support workers assisted her in applying for jobs, writing her CV and preparing for interviews.

However, things took a turn for the worse when Amy broke up with her boyfriend and was suddenly without anywhere to live. She needed immediate help with finding safe and stable accommodation.

As well as offering advice and practical support on a range of issues, Launch can refer young people to other Step by Step services. Amy was helped with applying for a place in Foyer accommodation. She moved in just three days later.

With too few places to turn for young people facing homelessness, we were delighted that Launch was able to support Amy at a time she most needed a helping hand.

* Name changed to respect privacy

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