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Youth Services

Our youth services

Based in Hackney, our youth service provides a range of supported living options for young adults aged 17-25. We work closely with the London Borough of Hackney to provide a supportive home for care leavers, young unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and young people at risk of homelessness. Our schemes provide varying levels of support, ranging from individual rooms with shared living spaces and 24 hour staff support to self-contained flats for young adults who are preparing to live independently.

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Referrals

Referrals for services usually come through the London Borough of Hackney’s Placement Management Unit (PMU). 

If you are a single homeless young adult and need housing, please drop in to The Greenhouse

Helping young people achieve their goals

We understand that every young person is unique, with different aspirations and support needs. Our support is tailored to the individual, allowing for choice and encouraging independence. 

We assign each young person with a key worker who will help them settle into their new homes, co-create SMART outcomes within the first month of their tenancy, and meet with them regularly to celebrate their progress towards their goals. If a young person is joining us from another service, we ensure these goals flow from their existing pathway to ensure continuity.  

We develop outcomes in five key areas: 

  1. Community engagement: We encourage young people to understand how to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends, helping them to develop a support network as they work towards independence. 
  2. Education, training, and employment: We work with young people to identify opportunities for professional development and potential career paths. 
  3. Health and wellbeing: We support young people to understand their health needs and access services to support nutrition, sexual health, mental health, and substance misuse. 
  4. Maximising income: We help young people apply for benefits, gain employment skills, and gain confidence in managing their finances. 
  5. Safeguarding: We ensure our young people live in a safe environment and work with them to develop a risk assessment to help them manage risks in their lives. 

Moving on 

We want to set our young adults up for success when they eventually move on to independent living. When the time comes, key workers hold sessions around independent living to ensure young people have all the skills they need to move on. The young person will also receive support to find suitable accommodation and understand their tenancy rights. 

What the young people have to say

“I love this service… I love the fact staff are always there for me and allow me to come down to the office to vent”

 “I am so grateful for all the support you’ve given me”

 

Community Engagement: Energy Efficiency

Earlier this year, a young person we support helped Outward co-produce a video to help Outward be more energy efficient and save money on their electricity bills. Take a look at the video.

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