Preparing to move

No matter why you’re looking for somewhere to live, all kinds of help is available.

Whether you’re a young person leaving care, you’ve got a job in another town, you need an affordable place for your family, or your house no longer meets your needs, it’s important you get the right help.

Moving for work

Are you moving house to start work in another location?

Moving for study

If you’re starting or continuing study you may need to think about where you’re going to live, especially if you're moving to another town.

Young people looking for a place to live

There are lots of things to consider when you're thinking of leaving home.

Young people leaving care

If you're preparing to leave care, getting your own place is a big step.

Getting away from domestic violence

There are people you can talk to if you need to leave home because of domestic violence.

Leaving social housing

You might be ready to move out of social housing for several reasons.

Moving for health, support or mobility needs

Do you need to move because of health, support or mobility needs? There are many organisations who can help you make the right choices.

Leaving hospital or residential care

If you’re leaving hospital after an injury or illness, you might need help at home for a while, or you may decide that you need to move to a property that’s easier to manage, more accessible or closer to family and friends.

Before you leave prison

If you are returning to the community after prison you need to plan where you’ll live.