We want to end youth homelessness and we’re tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to 180 young people in Norfolk and Suffolk every night. We give them a stable home and the skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life.
Aspire is our Young Person’s Centre in Great Yarmouth, which opened in partnership with Orwell Housing Association, Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council. It represents a high demand and strategically important service for the town with 17 units of accommodation for single, young homeless people aged 16-25.
Our staff team works closely with all the young people at Aspire, helping them to develop and bounce back from the problems that led to them becoming homeless. Each resident is allocated a key worker to support them on the path to becoming a confident young adult and prepare them for independent life.
The central location of Aspire in Great Yarmouth makes it a good base for the young people to get out and about in the community, and have easy access to education, training and a social life. These are all important elements in helping them to become more independent and preparing them to move on to the next stage of their life.
We are always looking to develop opportunities for other agencies to use the facilities at Aspire. Likewise, we are receptive to ideas from others who feel they could provide a service to young people in Great Yarmouth. If you would like to explore this further please get in touch using the contact details on this page.