If you’ve grown up in care or spent the last two years in temporary supported accommodation, it’s natural to be excited about getting your first and own home.
Whether via the estate agent or local council we all look excitedly around our new home. It’s normal to imagine where your things will go, what colour the bathroom will be and how you’ll welcome guests to your beautiful new home.
Shelter tells us that adequate furniture is a bare minimum to maintaining a tenancy and avoiding homelessness.
So what on earth do you do if you have nothing, have scarcely enough income to eat and don’t have family that can help?
This is why we came up with Your Own Network.
It is a safe digital platform that not only brings young people together with a network of support, but enables new young tenants to source brand new furniture.
By uploading an authentic and aspirational profile, young people will also have the opportunity to complete an Argos wishlist. Anyone viewing their profile can help them achieve their aspiration of having a lovely home by purchasing items off their wishlist.
Your Own Network (www.yourownnetwork.co.uk) will offer other ways of supporting young people too, but what a great way to support a young person making their exciting way in the world.