Project First Step - for young people aged 25 and below; everything you need to know about getting and remaining in your own place

Are you a young person who is thinking about leaving home?

Are you worried about being made homeless from your parent or guardian's home?

Do you feel unsafe at home?

Are you homeless now?

Whatever your situation Dudley's 'Project First Step' can help you make the right choices for you and give you all the information that you need to help you make that first step into independent living.

Check out our video of young people talking about their experiences and Project First Step.


As well as providing information you can also download or print information tailored to suit you and also develop your own leaving home plan, see link below.

If you apply for housing some landlords will ask to see your plan so that they know that you are ready to cope with having your own home.

Project First Step has been developed by Dudley Council, local partners and registered housing providers.

Also see the following for more information: