Living in the UK: Housing advice
Finding somewhere to live is one of the most important thing faced by many young diasporas. Many young people may not need to worry about this if they live with family or friends. PYP have put together some useful advice for young people looking for somewhere to stay.
Employer provided accomodation.
Some types of employment such as hotels, nursing homes and farms may provide some accommodation. Employers are required to follow certain health and safety regulations when it comes to how many people can live in one property. If your employer provides accommodation, there are rules that regulate how much money an employer may deduct from your wages to pay for this.
Living in the UK in rented accommodation
If you need to find your own place to live, it will usually be available to rent. Places to rent – either rooms, flats or houses are usually advertised in the local paper and although the Council will not usually be able to find you a place to live, they may be able to give you a list of agencies who rent houses.
Property is usually offered for rent as furnished or unfurnished. If it is unfurnished, it might be a cheaper, but you will need to find your own furniture, a factor, which can eventually work out to be more expensive.
If you live in the UK and in need of housing advice, The Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to help you to find out where you can find somewhere to live and there are branches of the Bureau in most towns.