Launch of Solihull Youth Hub – week commencing 3rd April 2017
From Monday 3rd April the way the Council supports single young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless will be changing.
The Council has commissioned St. Basil’s for 2 years to pilot delivery of a specialist accommodation and support pathway for young people. Through the Solihull Youth Hub, St. Basil’s will provide housing advice and specialist home options support to single young people aged 16 – 24 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in housing need. They will be working closely with SCH and Children’s Services to ensure statutory duties are met but wherever possible will be looking to intervene early and prevent homelessness.
So, from next week if you are working with or come across young people who are single or in a childless couple, aged 16-24 and homeless, at risk of homelessness or in housing need St. Basil’s (and not SCH) should be your first point of contact. Referrals into the service can be made as follows:
- telephone: 0330 33 27 978
- email: email@example.com
- young people can self-refer through the St. Basil’s website or text
Further information on the Youth Hub is available in the attached leaflet or on the St. Basil’s website – www.stbasils.org.uk/get-help/help-me/i-live-in-solihull/.
During their first week St. Basil’s will be hosting a drop-in / meet and greet at their offices in Kingshurst (Church Close, B37 6HA). This will be on Wednesday 5th April between 10 and 12pm.
For further information please contact Solihull’s Youth Hub manager, Lisa Parsons, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org