Brighton and Hove Young Peoples Outreach

Brighton and Hove Young Peoples Outreach service is a floating support service that helps 16-25 year olds who have become homeless and have been given independent accommodation through the council or through children services.

Who are we?

We are a floating support service that helps 16- 25 year olds who have become homeless and have been given independent accommodation through the council or through children services. The support we offer is needs led and can last up to a year. We work with young people with different backgrounds, needs and circumstances such as young families, care leavers, and young people with little support networks. The aim of the service is to support young people to set up and maintain a tenancy, support them with finances, to access work and learning opportunities, to link with health services and to develop support networks in order to maintain living well and independently.

Who we cannot accept?

Unfortunately we cannot accept self-referrals and a young person must be on the support pathway to be eligible to be referred. We also cannot accept anyone below 16 years or over the age of 25 years old.

Referrals?

We can accept referrals from Brighton and Hove City Council Housing and Children Services, we can also accept referrals from any partnership listed on the housing or accommodation pathway. All our referrals are received at; BHYPOutreachSupport@homegroup.org.uk we acknowledge referrals within 24 hours if a client is crisis or within 48 hours for standard support.

Staffing

We have four full time and one part time staff who work between 8am until 8pm generally Monday to Friday although staff can be available on weekends depending on the needs of the client.

Type of support offered;

Support workers are assigned to young people to work intensively, directly with them to achieve their goals, aspirations and to drive up quality of life and opportunity. We help prevent homelessness and teach empowerment, life skills and self-development. We offer emotional support to listen and understand and help resolve some of the worries and stresses that come with big responsibilities. We can also offer assistance with getting into education, training, voluntary or paid work.

We provide young people with housing information and can help them to talk to the council about their housing situation and options available to them, support them with registering and bidding on home moves, and provide Information and advice on the private rented sector. We help young people to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding their Tenancy Contract or Licence Agreement, support them to avoid eviction, and mediate to help them get on with their landlord, we can also look at local assistance to apply for funding to help them furnish their homes.

Other ways we can help is by working with a young person on their independent living skills, help them to integrate in their local community, and offer debt and money advice.

We care about your health and wellbeing and can help provide support on any unmet health issues including physical, mental and sexual health.

We also work with specialist agencies and organisations that can help support the young person’s goals and attainment of those goals.

How to find us

We are located next to the big superstore Sainsbury’s in Brighton behind London Road in New England Street. We are approximately a five minute walk from Brighton train station. Bus numbers 6 and 7 both stop at the station. 

Client participation

We hold workshops on relevant topics that are beneficial for our clients within our centre; such as family support, tenancy sustainment, health and wellbeing, finances and employment, education and training. These workshops are available to all new and existing clients.

 

 

 

Contact us

Senior Client Services Manager: Kirsten McCarthy

E-mail: kirsten.mccarthy@homegroup.org.uk

Client Services Manager: Holly Mitchell

E-mail: Holly.Mitchell@homegroup.org.uk

Service Address:

Home Group

 

10 Fleet Street

 

Brighton

 

BN1 4ZE

Office contact number: 07464925547

 

E-mail: BHYPOutreachSupport@homegroup.org.uk