SAFE Housing and Support for Young People
- Derbyshire, 62 South Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5QJ
SAFE, a partnership between Stonham, Adullam and Framework housing associations, provides housing support for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of losing their home. The service aims to:
- Provide high quality supported accommodation to homeless young people
- Enable young people to develop the skills to live independently in their own accommodation
- Prevent Youth Homelessness and the problems this causes to individuals and communities.
SAFE provides both accommodation and floating support services, which offer support to vulnerable people in their own home who are either at risk of losing their accommodation or need extra support to live independently.
The service will work with a wide range of people, including teenage parents and young pregnant women, care leavers, young offenders, young people with substance misuse issues, and young people at risk of social exclusion.
Support and advice could include Help to access supported accommodation, making benefits claims, developing skills for independence, budgeting and financial awareness, finding out about education, training and employment opportunities, applying for and moving to suitable independent accommodation, working with housing officials and private landlords, getting involved in the local community and contact with statutory services.
What we are doing
SAFE is providing quality accommodation and support for vulnerable young people facing an uncertain and even frightening future. Homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless are hard to cope with at any age, but they can be particularly challenging for young people, whose transitions to adult life can be severely affected by the uncertainty, insecurity and anxiety they experience.
Young people can become homeless for many different reasons (being kicked out by their parents, leaving the care system etc) but they all face similar challenges which many are simply unequipped to deal with alone.
SAFE gives young people the extra support, advice and encouragement they need to make a successful transition to adult life and independent living – something that provides positives not only to them but also to the rest of society.
Who we are helping
This video explores the stories of several SAFE service users and explains how the service has made a positive difference to their lives.
How are we performing?
Read our latest service review by clicking here.
Contact and referral
To make a referral or to find out more information please contact the Central Access Point (CAP) 0800 055 6184 or firstname.lastname@example.org