The Young People’s Housing Service (YPHS) in Watford and Hemel Hempstead provides accommodation and support for young people aged between 16-24 years.
The team here are very supportive, particularly because we have Kirsty to help us day to day. She helps us with many different things from our studies to help cooking and cleaning the house.Elsadiqsalim (16), asylum seeker from Sudan now resident in Hemel Hempstead
Without the support of staff at Hightown, I don’t think I’d be able to cope. They let me use their computers if I need to research anything for my college work. They’ve helped me so much and I’m very thankful for that.Maija (17), former 'sofa surfer' now YPHS resident in Watford,
When I started receiving support from Hightown, they really introduced me to the outside world as all I knew was home and school. Without their support I would be totally lost. They’ve taught me how to use public transport, pay bills, manage my finances and give me advice when I’ve needed it. Thanks to the support I’ve received, I’m now well on my way to getting my own flat and living totally independently. I’ve been able to focus on my college course and getting into university to study midwifery.Charmaine (18), left home due to relationship breakdown, former resident in Watford YPHS