This new scheme called ‘Venture House’ is in North Solihull and can house 9 young people. It can support young people with complex needs and has 2 beds available for emergency direct access accommodation.
This new project in North Solihull is in addition to our well established Mildenhall House project in South Solihull which houses 12 young people.
Last year we launched the Solihull Youth Hub, providing housing advice and specialist home options support to single young people aged 16 – 24 who are at risk of homelessness or in housing need. An additional aim of this new Youth Hub was to accurately measure demand, capture the range of needs that young people are presenting with and highlight gaps in local services that need to be addressed.
One of these gaps has been identified as accommodation services for local young people especially in North Solihull, so we are pleased to have been successful in getting this ‘Venture’ off the ground.
Referrals are taken through the Solihull Youth Hub. Young people need to have a Solihull connection to be referred to this service.