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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]