- Your Own Place CIC and Hopestead have joined up with a goal of preventing homelessness and helping people to keep their home
- Through their partnership, bespoke, fun, and engaging training will be offered to Flagship Group tenants from April
- The training has been designed collaboratively and will allow delegates to gain skills and feel empowered to overcome barriers.
A new partnership between charity Hopestead and ourselves will seek to prevent homelessness and support people to keep their homes.
We have teamed up to create bespoke training courses that will allow trainees to gain a tenancy, learn independent living skills, and develop financial resilience.
The sessions, which will begin in April, will be open to Flagship Group customers: Hopestead is a part of the group.
The interactive, engaging, and – above all – fun, workshops have been developed over six months through close collaboration between the Hopestead and Your Own Place teams. Themes covered by the training will include tenancy responsibilities, money management, and self-care.
The training has been tailored specifically for Flagship tenants and will combine both face to face and digital learning, in line with any government restrictions at the time due to the pandemic.
Hopestead’s vision is to end homelessness in the East of England and central to that is taking steps to mitigate homelessness, long before it becomes a threat. Marie-Claire Delbrouque, MD of Hopestead explained:
“We believe that we need to do more to prevent homelessness, taking action before it becomes a risk. By tackling the root causes of homelessness and empowering people to take control and overcome the barriers that are in their way, we can stop homelessness becoming a reality for so many.
“And, a fundamental aspect of prevention is working to ensure homes are not lost due to rent arrears and poor money management.
“Which is why our new partnership with Your Own Place, a fantastic organisation with which we share common goals, is so crucial. Together, we can offer targeted support to help people to get and keep a home. Because we believe everyone deserves a place to call home.”
Our goal is to seek new solutions to old homelessness problems, and prevent homelessness. Rebecca White, Chief Executive, said:
“Sometimes an organisation comes along that just chimes with your approach. This was the case with Hopestead. Together we aim to end homelessness. We couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Hopestead for the benefit of Flagship tenants.
“Now more than ever, ending homelessness matters. Now more than ever, people are finding themselves in incredibly precarious situations not of their own making. Through our uniquely innovative and engaging digital and face to face Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Training, we will see tenants feeling more confident with their money, better able to get help, make new connections, feel empowered to solve their own challenges and take steps forward.
“They will know that they are not alone, be able to get things like finances on track, keep their home and avoid future evictions and homelessness.”