Your Own Place is an award-winning social enterprise delivering Money, Housing, Tenancy and Cost of Living support to prevent homelessness.
Move On, Train the Trainer and Other Services
Everything Your Own Place does starts with values, relationships, quality, impact and trust. We know that our particular values and approaches work.
Through our approaches we can deliver Move-On Workshops and 1-2-1 support, Train the Trainer using our relationships first approach for colleagues in housing associations, the third sector and local authorities as well as run Tenant Voice and Participation groups. In schools our Money Management Skills and Employability workshops adapt well into the classroom.
Our restorative, participative, coaching and asset-based delivery ultimately helps people improve their skills and confidence, regardless of the intervention being delivered.
Train the Trainer
Want to have better relationships and engagement with your tenants, residents and those you support? There is now the opportunity to embed the Your Own Place approaches and knowledge in your organisation.
For colleagues in housing authorities, housing associations and the third sector, this is a unique opportunity to deliver your own high quality 1-2-1 bespoke tenancy and money skills support with a set of practical tools, plans and approaches your trainees will always want to engage with.
If you’re a local authority, a charity, in criminal justice or providing supported accommodation, and are tired of seeing people come back through the revolving door, we want to work with you. Through partnership planning and time to get to know your service, your staff will leave with a comprehensive toolkit to be able to support and engage with those they support, effectively.
Many tenancies avoidably break down shortly after people move on from temporary or supported accommodation. We deliver a bespoke programme of 1-2-1 sessions to prevent this. We start the relationship in the lead up to moving on, and for up to six months after move-on.
Your Own Place is filling this gap by working with those at a crucial time and who are most at risk to help them sustain their tenancies and prevent homelessness.
Tenant Voice & Participation
If you’re trying to hear the voices and views of more of your tenants as part of your social housing regulations, rolling out the Tenant Satisfaction Measures or because you want to improve your service, then we can help.
Tenants being heard and supported is more important than ever. This goes to the heart of customers getting the service to which they are entitled.
With an award-winning approach to our delivery, rooted in equity, empathy, empowerment and always informed by lived experience, this is a great fit for us. Whether it’s wider tenant and community engagement, tenant scrutiny or gathering information and insight, our inclusive and creative Pinpoint facilitation methodology works in any room to ensure all voices are heard.
As an independent third party, we capture and amplify tenant voices, evaluate and review progress, engage more tenants, deliver focus groups, feed back to you, deliver reports for your governance structures and support you to understand, embed, communicate and make service changes. Through building trusting relationships we facilitate the mutually beneficial cycle of service improvement.
Schools, Employability and Money Management Skills
- Schools Employability workshops – focussing on overcoming intrinsic and extrinsic barriers using coaching techniques as well as building relationships and networks
- Schools Money Management Skills workshops – using our signature facilitation to bring relevant and fun Money Skills to the classroom environment
- Employability workshops – too many employability interventions focus only on CVs or securing work. At Your Own Place we create 1-2-1 and group workshops that explore the importance of relationships, champion the aspirations for career sustainment as well as progression
Your Own Place provides the range of workshops detailed above, all utilising our award-winning and high quality Pinpoint facilitation © methodology.
We design and deliver workshops for you. We agree the outcomes with you, and work with you to embed them in your curriculum, Ofsted, PSHE, Careers and timetable requirements. We make it easy to see the value the workshops bring to students through our regular reviews and impact reporting.
How do we know it does everything we say it does?
Your Own Place are experts at engagement, inclusive in everything we do and build trusting relationships with people no matter their background.
Our methodology, tried and tested since 2013, has proven again and again just how inclusive and engaging the learning can be with people from all backgrounds.
What do our customers say?
Your Own Place has been absolutely fantastic in helping to empower our supported living residents in Norfolk to use their voice to shape our services and explore their future aspirations. Over the last year, they’ve provided support and expertise in their unique way to build trust and rapport with our residents.
The interactive workshops have been well received and the feedback has allowed us to focus our service on what matters most to our residents. Your Own Place has helped our residents on their journey to independent living, and we look forward to exploring other ways we can work together in the future.
– Joe Leighton, Community Investment Officer for Sanctuary Group
Your Own Place has demonstrated a deep understanding of the unique challenges and dynamics associated with tenant meetings. They have consistently shown a proactive, creative and engaging approach in organising and coordinating our Service Champion Forums, ensuring that all Service Champions are well-informed and engaged. Their attention to detail and ability to manage logistics has resulted in seamless and productive meetings with the outcomes influencing key strategic decisions.
The team at Your Own Place is comprised of individuals who are not only skilled in event planning but also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They have been effective in facilitating open and constructive dialogue between Freebridge and its customers/tenants, creating an environment that encourages collaboration and problem-solving.
– Rebecca Claydon, Customer Engagement Manager, Freebridge Community Housing
‘If what we spoke about in the meeting starts to manifest for everyone in the schemes, people can better their situations’. – Resident on a recent resident voice project
Pupils in schools tell us after our Employability workshops that they hadn’t before realised the importance of building networks and communication
Pupils tell us that they learnt about the importance of resilience and the power of being positive about the future.
In Child E’s special educational needs review meeting today, his mother commented on just how happy Child E is after the workshop days with you. He said it was the best part of his week and he will really miss seeing you.
Sewell Park Academy students who have taken part in the mentoring programme really value the importance of the sessions.
One particular student in regularly speaks to me when leaving school and says that it is the part of the week that they look forward to most, each morning the student asks ‘is it my mentoring session today?’.
The mentoring sessions have a profound impact on motivating students with their life ambitions and their daily life in school. I would like to thank all the mentors for making such a difference to a young person’s life both inside and outside of school.”
– Harry Gowlett, Head of Year Nine at Sewell Park
‘I think with it being a small group as well it makes it easier for me to get involved. You don’t have anyone just sitting and observing, everyone has played their part’.
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)