St Basils "We want young people to feel cared about, have trusted support and somewhere safe and affordable to live, that enables them to learn and work."

Preventing Youth Homelessness since 1972

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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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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 the refreshed Positive Pathway at these events in early 2020. Remaining dates are:

Manchester – Thursday 13 February 2020

Bristol – Thursday 12 March 2020

Norwich – Tuesday 31 March 2020


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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Youth Suicide Prevention

18th Feb, 2020

Following the truly sad and tragic news over the weekend we’re just re-posting this information, originally posted on World Suicide Prevention day. If you know a young person who is suicidal there are several local agencies we work closely with in Birmingham and surrounding areas who can help. Young people can also self-refer. 

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Solihull SleepOut 2020

20th Mar, 2020 @ 6:00pm — 21st Mar, 2020 @ 6:00am

Solihull Sleepout is a challenge to build a cardboard shelter and sleep in it overnight. It is our only undercover SleepOut, a good one to start off on. Come and join hundreds of other local people all wanting to help prevent youth homelessness in Solihull, to make sure this isn’t a reality vulnerable young people have to experience.

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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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