Accessing your own accommodation can be tricky!
Before you move out make sure that you get information on all options available to you by accessing Sussex Central YMCA’s Housing Advice service (16-25’s). They can advise you on housing for young people in the Gatwick Diamond area, like renting a room or accessing supported accommodation.
When looking at renting a room you need to think about a deposit, rent in advance, having a guarantor and how much rent you can afford. At the YMCA they can help you create a personal action plan to ensure that moving out goes as smoothly as it can. Also, prepare to live independently by attending their Skillz for Life course which runs 3 times a year and covers topics like looking for rented accommodation, knowing your rights as a tenant, budgeting, health living, saving, and drugs & alcohol.