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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.

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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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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Refreshed Positive Pathway Frameworks


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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

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 £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.

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Are you sleeping rough, sofa-surfing or at risk of losing your home?

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How we are helping young people sleeping rough in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic

26th Mar, 2020

As you’ll be well aware the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation which has massively impacted on and curtailed our daily routines and social situations. The latest government announcement on Monday ordered everyone to ‘stay home’, but then what happens if you don’t have a home?

We’ve had quite a few direct messages from our supporters about this so we just wanted to update you on what our Birmingham outreach teams and the partnership of agencies across Birmingham are now doing, and also how young people can get help right now.

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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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