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 assemblies, single lessons, half-day, full-day or a whole term of innovative and highly engaging workshops to support pupils to achieve economic wellbeing, build resilience and become confident, skilled and knowledgeable adults. The real difference our workshops make is on their ability to make and sustain relationships, get on with their peers and find their own solutions as they navigate their transition to independence. Our workshops can be especially impactful on young people at risk of exclusion, struggling to learn and manage their behaviour.
Does it work?
Young people must be better prepared for adult life. Most conflict happens because people don’t understand the solutions, feel disempowered and unconfident. Money skills, savings, understanding debt, banking and doing it all online are vital to making a success of school as well as the onward transition. By addressing all these things we create resilient and successful adults.
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