Your Own Place will keep evolving until it’s found the most effective solutions to preventing youth homelessness.
- We’re delighted to announce the launch of Your Own Network – a website for young people. With time and expertise generously donated by Naked Marketing and funding from Santander to contract with SoftApps to build the website, we’ve created Your Own Network. This groundbreaking website is the ‘pointy elbows’ of social mobility that many of our young people are not lucky enough to have. It’s a website that links young people to sources of support, encouragement, donations, Volunteer Tenancy Mentors and loads more – even an Argos wishlist! Providers working with young people can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get young people involved. Visit www.yourownnetwork.co.uk. Here’s some guidance on making the most of it: Provider-Guidelines-Your-Own-Network.pdf
- Home Office Your Own Enterprise Project. We’ve now released our independent evaluation on this project carried out by The University of East Anglia. FINAL-report-Your-Own-Enterprise-UEA-12-April.pdf . Whilst we are proud of the findings in this report and feel it is a fair reflection of our work with the young people in partnership, we must make clear that the sample size was very small, we worked solely with young males and over a short time frame.
- Social Saturday. After a successful event in 2017, we’ll be back in October 2018 for another opportunity to fly the flag for social enterprise in the east.
- Supported Work Tasters. We’re keen to work with sympathetic employers across Norfolk and Suffolk who share our values to offer bite-size work taster opportunities for our young people.
- FREE 1-2-1 follow-up support after group TILS course
- There’s now FREE follow up sessions for young people who have attended the group TILS course.
- Jarrod can provide ten 1-2-1 sessions to young people wanting to improve their money skills even more! Just tell us on the referral form.
- Suffolk here we come… we’re got some super exciting news very soon about our services growing into Suffolk. Watch this exciting space!