How we help 

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5000 young people per year across the West Midlands region with specific services in Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Wyre Forest.

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Who we help

young peopleEvery year over 1500 young people are housed in our 35 supported accommodation schemes, which for some young people includes their young children as well.

We have a range of prevention, accommodation, support, employability and engagement services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, confidence and employment and move on.

The aim is to help them successfully break the ‘cycle of homelessness’ so that they can go on to experience a bright, fulfilling future and never return to a state where they are at risk of homelessness again.

See for yourself...

This promotional film aims to explain a bit more about how we try to improve the lives of young people.

It features a poem written by Beth, a former young resident of ours.

Huge thanks to all the staff and young people who took part in this film!

Key Stats

2018/19

  • A total of 4,446 young people sought assistance from St Basils between April 2018 and March 2019 and 1,202 were accommodated by us, 936 of these in Birmingham.
  • 93% of those who moved on during this time period, did so in a planned positive way.
  • Our team in North Worcestershire (Redditch, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster) received 214 referrals and were able to accommodate 51 young people at St Basils, with 100% moving on in a planned positive way.
  • Our Family Mediation service in Sandwell saw 190 young people, with 53% remaining at or returning to the family home as a result of improved relationships with family members.
  • In Coventry our Positive Prevention Project (PPP) supported 140 vulnerable young people to find and keep a home. 89% achieved planned positive outcomes.
  • In Warwickshire 127 young people were assisted with housing related support to ensure they could remain in their accommodation.