St Basils Charter
Designing out Youth Homelessness
To achieve it we need:
- Access to quality information and advice for all young people and their families about housing options which enable them to make informed choices.
- To use our data to target early help to those we know are most likely to be at risk.
- Local Multi-agency single gateways (“Youth Hubs”) for those in crisis so they can get all the help they need, all on one site, when they need it.
- A Youth Housing offer which is truly affordable and enables young people to live and study or work while receiving the support they need.
- Employers to work with those who are not yet competitive in the job market or employment ready, but need a supportive and development experience.
- High quality, psychologically informed accommodation and support for those with more complex needs.
- Coaches and mentors who are there for the long term.
- To gain young people’s opinions and feedback in developing the above.
How will we know if we’re successful?
- No under 25s rough sleeping.
- No 16/17 year olds or 18 – 21 care leavers being placed in bed and breakfast accommodation.
- A Youth Housing Offer in place which underpins learning and work for all young people.
- Young people will not need to be homeless to secure accommodation and support.
- Youth Homeless Parliament will report on progress and impacts and hold us all to account.