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National Homeless Advice Service

Peer learning examples

This section contains details of projects across England which have put into practice elements of young people’s move-on strategies. Where appropriate, contact details and supporting materials are included.



Access to the PRS and post tenancy support

Crisis

The case study agencies selected by Crisis for their research and report report Working with the private sector to tackle youth homelessness are provides detailed information on most effective ways agencies are supporting young (aged 16 - 25) homeless or vulnerably housed people to access and sustain private rented accommodation.

CRIAS Light (CAYSH)

CRIAS Light from CAYSH is a homelessness prevention and accommodation-finding service for young people who are facing homelessness but do not qualify for local authority support.

More information is available here.

Rooms4Two

Rooms4Two from Derventio Housing Trust provides shared housing association accommodation, matching two people aged between 18 and 34 to live together in a shared home with a low level of tenancy support.

More information is available from the Derventio Housing Trust.

The Stepping Stone Project

Stepping Stone run projects across Lancashire supporting vulnerable people to live securely and independently in their own accommodation.

Further details are available here.

Sussex Central YMCA

Sussex Central YMCA provides support to young people in difficult housing situations across Brighton & Hove and Sussex.

See the YMCA website for further information.

Mendip YMCA

Mendip YMCA provide move-on and resettlement support to young people.

More information is available online.

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Transition to employment and independent accommodation

Birmingham City Council/St. Basil’s Trinity Court

Trinity Court is an accommodation scheme aimed at helping young people make the final move to independence. There are no staff on site, allowing young people to get a taste of independence, whilst still having the opportunity to access support from staff if they need it. The scheme is aimed at young people who are in employment, as part of their weekly rent charge is placed in a trust fund, which can later be used as a tenancy deposit.

More information is available here.

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