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.
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We have almost 40 supported accommodation schemes across Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall offering a range of support from fully supported projects staffed 24/7 to semi-independent projects and one independent project.
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, Training and Work Placements in industry.
“I work with some very scared young people with high anxiety, so it really helps that I can say; ‘I’ve been there, I’ve done it, you will be ok’”
Ex-resident Joanna tells us of her experience of living at and moving on from St Basils in the 1990s, and how these experiences help her support today’s young residents as she now works for St Basils as part of the ‘Lead Worker Service’, supporting young people moving into their own accommodation.
Joanna knows from her own experiences this service is so needed, but it didn’t exist back when she was moving on. She’s very proud therefore to be part of the team helping young people in this way.