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, Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Wyre Forest.

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Who we help

young peopleEvery year around 1200 young people are housed in our 39 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.

What does St Basils do?

What causes homelessness?

Key Stats snapshot

During April 2019 - March 2020


  • 3665 young people were assisted with advice and support
  • 79% had their homelessness prevented
  • 1,117 young people were housed by St Basils
  • 90% moved on in a planned positive way




51% of referrals to our services were young men;
48% young women;
1% Transgender


58% referrals were Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) young people


21% of referrals were aged 16-17 years;
52% were aged 18-21 years;
27% were aged 22-25

Employment status

58% of referrals aged 16-17 were Not in Education, Employment or Training
82% of 18-21s were unemployed
79% of 22-25s were unemployed

Reasons for homelessness

57% of young people cited family conflict as a contributory factor leading to homelessness

Additional support needs

61% have multiple support needs, including Domestic Violence, complex trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sexual exploitation, self-harm, suicidal ideation; drugs and alcohol, criminal convictions
25%  of young people have 5 or more such needs

Long term impacts...

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.


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