Your Own Place is an award-winning social enterprise delivering Money, Housing, Tenancy and Cost of Living support to prevent homelessness.
Vision, Mission and Values
We’re an award winning social enterprise with a mission to prevent homelessness.
Our vision is that everyone has a safe and secure home.
We live and breathe our values of;
Equality & Equity
Our starting point for everything we do is that everyone deserves the best possible service, that no-one becomes homeless through choice and that we believe and trust and take you at face value.
Too many services try to fix people, ignore and neglect people or disempower people because they think they are superior. At Your Own Place we recognise that people are the experts in their own lives, know their strengths and aim to empower. This means being alongside and with people in our support – to provide a place for growth and development, rather than dependence and infantilising.
Empathy at Your Own Place means acknowledging and respecting how people feel rather than how we think they should feel in a set of circumstances. This is more respectful than sympathy and can mean providing space that allows people just to feel what they feel.
Innovative, Engaging & Fun
Believing in people as our equals means that if they are giving up their time to work with us then they deserve no less than this. Equally, there is strong evidence that people learn more when they are having fun.
Again, because people who are trusting us with their time deserve no less. As a social enterprise, we are a business that must compete as the best in order to be sustainable.
In living and breathing our values we always consider the language we use, avoid labels and put building a relationship and impact at the forefront of everything we do.
‘It’s welcoming, its people focused, good fun, good food, it’s a safe environment to share, so don’t give up, if you hit a hurdle, keep going. Thank you to all the people involved!’
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)