New accommodation scheme for young people supported by St Basils in Walsall
28 OCT 2015

Earlier this year we expanded our services into Walsall and now have a new supported accommodation scheme thanks to a new partnership.

21 Hope St is an 8 bed accommodation scheme owned by Caldmore Accord Housing Association.  St Basils’ Fair Chance Team in Walsall have entered into an innovative partnership with them to provide accommodation for young people on the Fair Chance programme, with support provided by St Basils.  Caldmore Accord retain the landlord role and St Basils will provide short term intensive support to enable the young people to become tenancy ready, assisting them to move on to longer term accommodation.  We will do this by providing an onsite bespoke training programme including: life skills, pre-tenancy preparation, Mental Skills Training and anger management.

The Fair chance programme provides funding for flexible and intensive support to young people aged 18-25 who are homeless, not engaged in education, training or employment (NEET) and who are unable to access existing services. This partnership brings together the landlord provision of Caldmore Accord with the intensive support from the Fair Chance programme. The support team can assist the Landlord by basing themselves in the scheme, thus having on site presence during the day and a night concierge will work from 6.30pm to 6.30am. In effect this safeguards and supports the young people whilst assisting the landlord.

We are very appreciative of the creativity and willingness that Caldmore Accord have brought to this partnership.