Our supported accommodation for children and young people is designed to provide a nurturing and secure environment for 16-24 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, care leavers or separated migrant children.
Trauma informed approach
We enable them to sustain a tenancy, learn independent living skills and move on to a place of independence. As a Psychologically Informed organisation, we focus on trauma informed approaches to aid our support offer, recognising the unique and sometimes traumatic challenges these young people face.
Our aim is to offer a safe environment where young people can rebuild their lives, access essential services, and receive the care and support they deserve.
Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring their wellbeing, facilitating access to education, healthcare, and emotional support, and promoting their successful integration into their new community. With a focus on empowerment and resilience, our supported accommodation scheme strives to give them the tools they need to thrive and contribute positively to society.
Each young person undertakes their own journey with us based on their unique experiences and preferences. We support them in a person-centred and strengths-based way, ensuring that we allow the young people to express their needs and wishes.
Our staff team approach each young person with empathy, compassion and patience, allowing them to grow at their own time while ensuring that their needs and aspirations do not get left behind.
We encourage young people to coproduce and co-design our services via our 'Youth VoiceBox'. This panel gives the people we support a genuine say on the services we deliver. For example, young people can get involved in interviewing new staff members or reviewing the way complaints have been handled by the organisation.
We are a Network Member of Centrepoint – the UK's leading youth homelessness charity.
Transforming living spaces
We redecorated and refreshed all of the living spaces in our young people's housing services, using bright colours as part of our psychologically informed approach.