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Housing services

Young persons housing support service

Support and advice available to young persons aged between 16-25 years old.

In order to address the problems that young people often face in setting up and sustaining a tenancy, East Renfrewshire Council has a designated young persons housing support service that offers help and support to all young people aged 16-25 within East Renfrewshire.

There are two types of young persons housing support service available, both aimed at the 16-25 age group. They are:

  • Outreach service
  • Connor Road - supported accommodation

Referrals to the supported accommodation project are often made by our housing advisors following a Homelessness advice interview. Referrals can also come from other workers from agencies such as other parts of housing services, careers advisers, health and social care partnership (HSCP) - health visitors or social workers. Details on the support and accommodation at Connor Road can be found at:

Referrals to the outreach service can be made by: individuals, friends, family members, or other workers who may be working with the client, but must always be made with the young person's consent.

Our young persons housing support service is inspected and regulated by the Care Inspectorate

To discuss a possible referral to either part of the young persons housing support service, staff at Connor Road can be contacted at any time by telephone on 0141 577 4069.

Who can access the outreach support service? 

The outreach support service provides housing information, support and advice to young adults aged between 16 and 25 years within East Renfrewshire who are:

  • Staying In their own homes (rented or bought)
  • Staying In temporary accommodation
  • Currently homeless
  • Threatened with homelessness
  • Wanting to apply for their own tenancy

What does the service offer?

The service helps young adults to:

  • Apply for a council home
  • Explore other housing options available
  • Secure privately rented accommodation
  • Manage money
  • Apply for benefits
  • Apply for grants to help furnish their flats
  • Pay bills
  • Deal with debts
  • Deal with rent/council tax arrears
  • Support to avoid eviction
  • Signpost to other services i.e. counselling services

If you feel that you require the support of the outreach service, please call: 0141 577 4069.

Outreach support service: School visits

Members of staff at Connor Road regularly visit schools within East Renfrewshire to speak to 4th year pupils. The aim of these school visits is speak to every young person in order to give them information about housing and homelessness. These discussions include items such as homeless prevention, awareness of the support service and realistic facts about managing a home and the associated challenges for a young person.

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