St Basils "We want young people to feel cared about, have trusted support and somewhere safe and affordable to live, that enables them to learn and work."

Preventing Youth Homelessness since 1972

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Our Mission

St Basils works with young people to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities and prevent homelessness.

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Young Person’s Navigation Service

This service aims to help ensure young people in crisis who are 'roofless' and have nowhere else to go can access the support they need.
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The Positive Pathway

The 'Positive Pathway’ is based on a combination of research, policy and consultations undertaken with local authorities, charities, other organisations and young people.
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Live and Work

Our innovative and Award winning project in Sandwell, offering Apprenticeships and affordable rents with support to any young person, whether they have been homeless or not.
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Positive Pathway Frameworks for Young People:

Success Stories “St Basils gave me hope”

“I didn’t become a statistic… I thank St Basils for the opportunities, which I doubt would ever have come if I hadn’t discovered they existed.”

-One ex-resident shares her story.

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St Basils 2019 Christmas appeal

St Basils houses almost 500 young people every single night. We’re short of £5 a day per young person staying in one of our projects. That £5 will assist in supporting each young person out of homelessness and transform their life. This Christmas we’re asking our supporters for help.

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Solihull SleepOut

20th Mar, 2020 @ 6:00pm — 20th Mar, 2020 @ 6:00am

Solihull Sleepout is a challenge to build a cardboard shelter and sleep in it overnight. It is our only undercover SleepOut, a good one to start off on. Come and join hundreds of other local people all wanting to help prevent youth homelessness in Solihull, to make sure this isn’t a reality vulnerable young people have to experience.

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Spotlight on St Basils…. Outreach team

5th Dec, 2019

St Basils outreach service has been live for just over a year. Here the team leader looks back on the first year of the service, explaining what some of the unexpected challenges have been and how the team are now working to combat these.

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Homeless prevention services

As long as it will be safe for the young person, our aim where possible is always to prevent youth homelessness from happening in the first place.
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Accommodation and Support services

We have 35 supported accommodation schemes across Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Sandwell and Stratford-Upon-Avon offering a range of support from fully supported projects staffed 24/7 to semi-independent projects and one independent project.
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You Can Employability Service

St Basils have a team of Employability Coaches that provide a 5 week Programme to young people within our accommodation and support services.  This 5 week course called #YouCan is to facilitate intensive support to help young people kick start the journey back to employment. With a focus of how to get there, through Education, […]
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