Don’t have a problem, but interested in your rights and entitlements? Make better decisions by knowing what's what.

In 2011, young people under the age of 25 sought help from Citizens' Advice on nearly 700,000 problems.

Amazingly, 80 per cent of their problems related to just four issues: debt, benefits, housing and employment. But they can also give you advice on many other topics. They’ve hand picked the most relevant information from their self-help website.

You may not be experiencing a problem right now but that doesn’t mean you don't need to know what your options, rights and entitlements are at your age, in your circumstances. 

Citizen's Advice have produced two booklets that give you an introductory overview – one for 16-17-year-olds and one for 18-24-year-olds. They’re really useful when you’re thinking about your options, such as whether to stay in education or look for work.

Connexions can help you assess your options for work and education, housing and benefits.

ChildLine talk about how to make decisions about your future and other important stuff and suggest other organisations who might also help.

You can also download a Problem Solving Worksheet from the BBC Headroom website.

The page was last updated on 18 June 2014 by andrea.bateman.

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