Advice and guidance for young people

Advice and guidance for young people including careers advice, fun things to do and youth council.

Useful information

We have lots of advice and guidance for young people. Take a look at the information below:

Want to find information on careers, training, apprenticeships or staying on in learning post 16? Our careers information, advice and guidance pages have lots of useful information.

Do you have something to say about our services for children and young people? Whether it’s a concern, compliment or a complaint, we want to hear from you.

The Children and Young People Advocate can speak up for young people who are ‘looked after’ by the council or any child or young person being visited at home by a social worker.

Find fun things to do in your locality. There are lots of activities for children, young people and their families to do in North Lincolnshire that are free and low cost.

Looking at how to keep fit and healthy or want to find your nearest doctors surgery? Need advice on sexual health, emotional health or healthy eating? Find all of this information plus more on our health and healthy lifestyle pages.

Information and advice on housing and benefits that you might find useful:

  • From Shelter:
    • Leaving home – information and a checklist for young people who have to leave home in a hurry
    • Young people leaving care – find information about help for housing for care leavers and the support available as you prepare to leave care
    • Student housing – help on finding a suitable place you can afford
    • Housing benefit for young people – find out how your age will affect your claim and what type of housing you can get help with
    • Housing benefit for students – this can sometimes be paid, find out if you are eligible
  • Family Action’s Welfare Grants – grants to support young people living alone (aged 19 to 25)
  • Turn2us – information explaining the benefits to young people, including care leavers, benefits and help available for students and travel concessions.

Want to learn how to drive? Check out information on how to choose an instructor, the theory test explained and how booking both your theory and practical tests are easy – this can all be done on-line.

Not sure when you break up for the holidays or start back at school? Check out the school term dates here.

If you are applying to a college or school sixth form to continue your education post 16 you may be eligible for help with your transport.

You may be entitled to help with your transport if you have a learning difficulty, disability or medical need or if you were statemented at school.

Find out how to manage your money including budgeting, money saving ideas or getting a current account.

If you are a child or young person and you are carrying out any caring role for a member of your immediate family, it is essential that your wellbeing does not suffer as a result of your responsibilities. Make sure you get the support you need.

If you are a young person (aged 11 to 20) who wants to have a say about things that matter to YOU and you want to help influence decisions made about YOUR life, then come along to North Lincolnshire Youth Council.


01724 297000