Live and Work

Our innovative and Award winning project in Sandwell, offering Apprenticeships and affordable rents with support to any young person, whether they have been homeless or not.

 Live and Work scheme

Live and WorkPrivate rent prices are continuously rising which ultimately leads to young people finding it extremely hard to become independent. That’s where our ‘Live and Work’ scheme comes in.

The scheme provides accommodation for young workers for under £43 per week inclusive of all bills. This scheme is open to 16 and 24 year olds in the West Midlands who are employed –  and is particularly ideal for apprentices and those on a low income.

The scheme is totally Benefit Free which means that young people get the opportunity to Live and to Work without having to rely on welfare benefits.

The accommodation, home to 32 young people, comprised of 8 flats. Each flat has 4 bedrooms, with shared kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities. Its location is only 20 minutes away from Birmingham City Centre with reliable transport links and good local amenities.

The onsite progression coaches offer a bespoke service to the young people living here from Monday to Friday as well as an additional on call service , should a young person need out of hours support.

Since our opening in 2015, this scheme has won numerous awards, including two for NHS partnership work and one for ‘Excellence in Education’, as well as the most recent Housing award for the schemes ‘Outstanding Approach to Handling Homelessness’

If you would like to know more about us or would like to arrange a visit please contact liveandwork@stbasils.org.uk .