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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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Supporter of the Quarter: New St Basils Board Member Prof. Paul Cadman

10th Jun, 2021

We are so grateful to all the individuals who support St Basils and our work preventing youth homelessness. Whether it be people in business or the young person who donates their pocket money to us, everyone is making a major difference to the lives of young people across the West Midlands.

However, from time to time there are individuals who go above and beyond in their support for us and we like to celebrate them as our ‘supporter of the quarter’. The supporter we’ve chosen this quarter needs no introduction. (But we will try anyway).

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Hike for Homeless 2021

24th Jul, 2021 @ 8:00am — 24th Jul, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Hike for Homeless is back on Saturday 24th July 2021! We’ve got a great route lined up, starting and finishing at The Queen’s Head pub in Meriden, Warwickshire.

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Youth Voice assist with campaign to encourage homeless young people to get vaccinated

17th Jun, 2021

By the end of this week it is hoped that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all adults nationwide but prior to this it has been available to certain groups of vulnerable people across the nation, including homeless young people aged under 25, but nationally take up has been low.

Groundswell are a charity that work to enable people who have experience of homelessness to create the solutions to homelessness and benefit wider society. They heard about our national Youth Voice project which has a similar aim, working with young homeless people, and asked to do a joint campaign to give young people all the facts about the vaccine and encourage them to take up the offer.

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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 almost ten 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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