This week saw three days of Tenancy & Independent Living Skills (TILS) Training in King’s Lynn. Commissioned by Children’s Services, we delivered three packed and innovative days to seven young people leaving local authority care. We were generously hosted by Broadland Housing Association and Alex Hand from Breckland Council also briefly joined us on the second day to share her housing expertise. Three days of content takes careful planning. With two staff we had enough content for five days, allowing us to respond to the mood, energy levels and learning styles of those in the room. Some activities evolved into longer ones, whilst others were cut short when the young people visibly flagged. Seven was a good number for the size of the venue and their learning needs. When undertaking individual work, most required 1-2-1 learning support and blossomed with this additional help and encouragement. Our group started the week apprehensively, anxious of meeting new people and as very reluctant learners. To watch them request games, interact with each other, find new girlfriends (!) and offer to present to each other but the end of the week is the most rewarding and hard-earned part of what Your Own Place does. Well worth an exhausting three days. Read our one-page impact report here.