Many of the young people we support became homeless because they could no longer stay in their family home – sometimes because of difficulties with relationships and sometimes because it isn’t safe for them to stay at home any more.

If you are experiencing violence, abuse or threatening behaviour at home, it is really important that you seek support to find alternative accommodation. If you’re in Wales and are at risk of becoming homeless in the next 56 days, your local authority has a duty to find you alternative accommodation, particularly if it is not safe for you to stay at home.

If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with other people at home, Family Mediation could be a good option for you. Llamau’s Family Mediation is very successful at helping to resolve issues between young people and their families, and could support you to continue living at home. You can get in touch with our Family Mediation services using the following details:

In Cardiff - 029 2087 3570

In Vale of Glamorgan - 01446 748852

In Newport - 01633 244 134

In RCT - 01443 432 260

In Caerphilly - 01633 244 134

In Merthyr Tydfil - 01685 379 999

In Monmouthshire - 07966 981120

In Torfaen - 01633 244 134

In Bridgend - 07966 981076 / 07966 981048

In Neath Port Talbot - 07542330270

If you are under 18 and are being asked to leave home or are experiencing violence, abuse or threats at home, you should contact Children’s Services at your local council. If you’re at school or college, you should speak to a teacher or trusted adult who can support you or help you with contacting your local authority.

If you have been asked to leave home and do not have a safe place to spend the night, you can call Llamau’s Youth Homeless Helpline, run in partnership with Shelter Cymru, free of charge, on 08000 495 495. Highly trained colleagues and volunteers will help you to access safe temporary accommodation and provide advice on how to keep yourself safe.

You can also get confidential free support from ChildLine on 0800 1111 and at