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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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It’s a really tough time at the moment for everyone as we respond to the challenges presented by Coronavirus.  We want to assure you that our priority and focus is on preventing and responding to youth homelessness in the West Midlands. And whilst some of the ways we help may have to adapt, you can be sure that at the heart of everything we do, will be the health and wellbeing of the young people who need our support and the colleagues who provide it.

We have already put in a raft of measures to make sure we can carry on functioning as normally as possible.  Some of these measures are outlined here.

St Basils £5 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.

Coronavirus or not, our work continues, regardless. If you can afford to help us, please donate now.

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National Work

Refreshed Positive Pathway Frameworks


Positive Pathway 3 frameworks image

We have now refreshed the national Positive Pathway frameworks, advising on preventing youth homelessness, the youth justice accommodation pathway and on assisting care leavers.

Positive Pathway 2019

Find out more about our other National Work:

Youth homelessness nationally   St Basils Charter

Youth Homeless Parliament 2019 report 

Youth Voice

St Basils 4 Key Elements

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 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.
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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, Training and Work Placements in industry.
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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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Are you sleeping rough, sofa-surfing or at risk of losing your home?

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Birmingham TV Interview

28th Jul, 2020

In this recent interview by Birmingham TV, Head of Fundraising and Communications Barrie Hodge updates everyone on how this Coronavirus crisis has impacted on St Basils, specifically on our services, fundraising and events.

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The Big SleepOut …from home

27th Nov, 2020 @ 6:00pm — 28th Nov, 2020 @ 6:00am

Sleep out so a young person doesn’t have to!
For one night ‘sleep rough’ in a tent or construct a shelter in your back garden, your work space or wherever a bunch of you can get together safely and be part of this amazing event.

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Our Covid-19 response videos

6th Aug, 2020

Like you, Coronavirus has had a massive impact on the way we work. But like you, we have adapted, grown and risen to the challenges this virus has presented to continue delivering high quality support and engagement to young people. Here are some videos from staff representing some of our key services to explain more.

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Young Person’s Outreach 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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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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PIE Training (for Organisations)

Drawing upon seven years of being a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE); St Basils PIE team are using their expertise to support other organisations to become more ‘psychologically-informed’
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