Your Own Place is an award-winning social enterprise delivering Money, Housing, Tenancy and Cost of Living support to prevent homelessness
Who are we?
We’re an award winning social enterprise with a mission to prevent homelessness.
Our vision is that everyone has a safe and secure home.
Why we exist
Your Own Place was started in 2013 to meet a need that Rebecca, CEO and founder, witnessed in her early career. Rebecca worked with people becoming homeless through no fault of their own. Many people, often under-supported, find getting and sustaining a home understandably difficult. Complexities can range from knowing about what bills to pay to navigating complex financial concepts as well as confronting a range of housing options and then finding the right help when they need it. Confidence, cash and/or connections that many of us take for granted are essential safety nets. When absent, things can go badly wrong very quickly. Your Own Place delivers these very skills for life so that we can improve tenancy access and sustainment, prevent homelessness and ensure everyone can have a safe and secure home.
Where we are today
Everything Your Own Place does starts with values, relationships, quality, impact and trust.
Today, Your Own Place CIC is a multi-award winning social enterprise creating social impact, putting lived experience at its heart and providing the vital and often missing skills for life through workshops. These are workshops that enable people to navigate the worlds of finance, tenancies and housing. This helps people to access as well as sustain their tenancy, keep their home and to get help. Much, much more than this, our trainees are enabled through our facilitation to name and discover their strengths as a means to future problem solving. Resilience is a true skill for life.
At a time of a Cost of Living and ongoing housing crisis, our groundbreaking, accredited and copyrighted modular workshops ensure people have the financial, tenancy and housing knowledge, skills, resilience, confidence and networks of support to access and sustain their tenancy and home. After our workshops, trainees are better equipped to access a home, avoid debt and rent arrears, feel in control of their money and their housing options as well as navigate future challenges.
As targeted prevention, ours is the belief that no one should end up homeless and we prefer to work with those where the risk is highest. Despite the gravity of this current crisis, many can be supported to avoid falling over the edge. With 52% of social housing tenants still not knowing what support is available, there is still much to be done.
Your Own Place CIC is a social enterprise, a company limited by guarantee. This is a place where social impact and commercial realism collide. To succeed and have the most impact we need to balance and get both right. This means we operate across sectors, are open to new ideas and partnerships and keen to reflect and learn from others. Surviving tough times, Covid and more, we remain convinced of the merits of our proven model and continue to seek new ways to have an impact.
Vision, Mission and Values
Find out more about how our values are embedded in our vision and mission
Find out more about the team, who we are and what we are passionate about
Your Own Place Advisory Board
The beating heart of our mission, find out more about YOPAB and how they support Your Own Place
Our Non-Executive Directors
Find out more about our Board and how they support Your Own Place
Why Your Own Place CIC?
Find out more about what makes Your Own Place different
Our Customers & Partners
We are nothing without our customers and partners. Find out more about the breadth of our partnerships here
‘Thank you so much for your time and effort in supporting our clients. It’s been amazing!’
Our Mission is to prevent homelessness
Our Vision is that everyone has a safe and secure home
Get in Touch:
Please email or use the contact form to get in touch:
Tel: 01603 611910
23 Johnson Place
©Your Own Place CIC. We are registered in England and Wales. Company number 08751344. All our profits go to back into the business and in supporting the Your Own Place Advisory Board (YOPAB)