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By Your Side in West Norfolk

In February 2018 we were pleased to receive funding from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to deliver an outreach service for young people aged 16 to 24 in West Norfolk.

The ‘By Your Side’ service will provide outreach support to those young people moving on from housing related support services and other young people who need support in their transition to independence. This will include helping young people move on from The Benjamin Foundation housing services and also other young people moving on from other organisations in the West of the county.

The aim is to reduce the risk of youth homelessness in the locality by helping individuals to access vital specialist support services that will address their needs and enable them to secure and retain accommodation.

With funding in place for three years, Outreach Support Worker Nadia Eglen is looking forward to having an impact on the lives of local young people.

“I’ll be working with different people, in partnerships with other organisations and agencies.”  Nadia explains.

“I’m looking forward to helping and engaging with local young people who really need this support to reduce the likelihood of them becoming homeless.”

Referrals for the ‘By Your Side’ services are through Norfolk County Council.

'By Your Side' Outreach Support Worker Nadia Eglen

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