We get that starting out can feel overwhelming – juggling a job and finding somewhere to live when money is tight. We’re here to help! From August 2020, we have comfortable and affordable co-living in North Walsham for young people aged 18-25.
The homes on Bluebell Road have been made possible thanks to the ‘Future Builders’ project. Funded by The Ovo Foundation and supported by several other organisations, the project gave local young people, many who have previously been vulnerably housed, the opportunity to gain valuable on-site skills and experience while renovating the homes.
Thanks to their hard work, there are now two, fully furnished three-bedroom homes which are available for young people, who are in education, training or employment, to co-live in at an affordable cost of £50 per week, which includes all bills and WiFi.
Young people will have their own, secure own bedroom, with a queen-sized bed and storage facilities, a shared kitchen, bathroom and lounge with a Smart-TV – the kitchen is fully-fitted and includes a cooker, washing machine, fridge and freezer. There is modern furnishings, fixtures and fittings throughout, a garden and that all-important WiFi.
Michala Howarth, Home Starter Development Worker for The Benjamin Foundation says: “The homes are an ideal next step for young people looking to grow in independence. With rent which is affordable, it will give them the opportunity to grow in confidence and life skills as they negotiate their way into the world of work, training or education.”
Michala continues: “The great news is that our team is on hand to support them if them need it. We can help with things such as budgeting, paperwork and careers, taking away any stress of learning how to live independently.”
If you’re aged 18-25 and in training, education or employment and would like to enquire about living in one of the homes, contact Michala on 07976 851202.
Thank you to everybody involved with The Future Builders Project for making the homes possible: The Ovo Foundation, End Youth Homelessness, Victory Housing, Easy Bathrooms, RTB Roofing and Builders, Gasway, Nova Training,
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