Here are a just few stories from the young people we work with. Names may have been changed in some cases, but in every other way these stories accurately reflect the struggles some young people go through and, ultimately, how St Basils help them to find happiness and security again.
“When I was 15 I moved to live with my Grandad and then became his primary carer for a number of years, but in the end it just proved too stressful for me and I found myself considering suicide. That’s when I realised I needed to get help. I approached a number of housing organisations and St Basils was the one I heard back from. I came to see the room and took it that same day”.
“Working here has been great – I’d recommend it to anyone. I’m really thankful… St Basils and this opportunity has definitely helped me get back on track, feel calmer and more focused and in control of my life”
St Basils is committed to creating an environment for staff, young people and partners that is free from all forms of discrimination and where diversity is embraced. It is our intention to do our very best for each young person, ensuring that the service St Basils offers is fair, inclusive, appropriate and relevant for each individual. St Basils also wants to ensure that staff are provided with the best employment opportunities and that they are enabled to contribute effectively to the work of the organisation.
Our strategic priority ‘Challenging discrimination and promoting diversity and cohesion through employment, service delivery and community engagement’, highlights our commitment to ensuring that staff and young people are provided with a safe and secure environment in which they can thrive and develop, and where all aspects of their welfare is protected.