Our Director, Rebecca, is an experienced secondary school teacher and strongly believes that much of what Your Own Place offers to young people at risk of homelessness should be a provision that is universally available. A ‘curriculum for life’ is essential to making a successful transition to adulthood, for which we all have a responsibility.
What do we do?
We deliver one-off, half-day, full-day or a whole term of innovative and engaging workshops to support pupils to achieve Economic Wellbeing. We offer workshops on Enterprise and Business, Managing Finances, Homelessness Prevention, understanding how to find a home and being ready for and adult working life.
We can also deliver schools mentoring projects. We can train and develop mentors within existing cohorts of pupils or from outside to raise awareness of homelessness, build empathy and resilience and improve attainment.
Does it work?
Young people must be better prepared for adult life. Too often, pensions, mortgages and tenancy agreements go un-read and misunderstood because this vital learning is missed.
This can have drastic consequences for some young people. Children are making financial decisions earlier than ever and schools have a key role in ensuring they get the financial education they need to navigate a complex world.
Have you checked out Your Own Network yet? This is a website for young people to achieve their aspirations, as well as create an Argos wishlist to help furnish and create their home. Your Own Network links young people to their community and a network of help. Visit www.yourownnetwork.co.uk