Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Training Plus (TILS+)
TILS+ coming soon! TILS+ – our freshly launched 24 TILS modules go live on 1st November with a launch event on 29th November. Book you place here.
You can still make referrals to TILS by using this quick link.
If you’re applying for the FREE Norwich City Council courses this autumn, please use this quick link.
Here’s a short film of what we do
We work with young people from all backgrounds. They may be leaving care, leaving school, leaving prison, leaving supported accommodation, going to college or university or just leaving home for the first time and setting up home for the first time.
TILS+ courses can be delivered in any way that suits you. Our new modular approach means you can pix and mix whatever you want us to cover from 24 modules. And if it’s not on the list, we can probably still cover it!
We travel to the young people and can secure convenient and welcoming venues as well as deliver in their own home or even my Skype.
Anyone can refer onto our spot-purchase courses below – these are ending at the end of 2018, when we are moving over to a 100% block commissioning of TILS+.
Why would you commission us?
Last few course dates in 2018!
Tenancy & Independent Living Skills (TILS) training courses in The Training Flat. Cost on application.
- 30th Oct – 1st November
- 20th – 22nd November
- 18th – 20th December
– 1-2-1 five-session TILS courses available in person, in any location or by Skype. Dates to be agreed with the young person. Cost on application.
* travel costs may apply
Our courses are prevention interventions. They are designed to be carried out before a young person moves into their tenancy (or their second tenancy!). This way we don’t just cover lots of really practical and important areas of living independently, but it fires up the brain into planning mode. Young people often recognise for the first time that there’s lots to do and only one person that can do it!
We do all the arrangements – you just tell us the modules you want and we do the rest. We book the venues, the refreshments, any speakers, ‘peer experts’, manage the risk assessments, create the resources, communicate with the young people and devise their engagement packs. The packs include added extras such as money skills worksheets, budgeting booklets, USBs of information, details of where to go for help and the acclaimed ‘On the Money’ resource.
What’s the content of TILS?
Most courses include lots of money and tenancy skills. We look at debt and APR in detail, as well as bills, priorities, necessaries, budgeting, benefits as a safety net, benefits and moving in to work, dealing with rent arrears, Universal Credit, money saving tips and where to go for more help. We then turn our attention to housing options, believing that young people who make their own informed decisions are more likely to invest successfully in their new home. This includes house sharing options where appropriate and types of tenancy agreements, private landlords and tenancy deposits. We look in detail at a real tenancy and all the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord. We often invite a landlord and other speakers.
Does it work?
Read our latest 2017-2018-Impact-Report.pdf.
Retention on our TILS courses nudges 100%! This is because of how we work and how we treat and engage young people as our equals from the outset.
To make a referral use this link.
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 wish-list 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 and contact email@example.com to get your young person benefitting now!