We want to end youth homelessness and we’re tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young people in Norfolk and Suffolk every night. We give them a stable home and the also skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life.
Launching in September 2019, the ‘Future Builders’ project, in partnership with End Youth Homelessness and funded by The Ovo Foundation, will provide young people, who are vulnerably housed or have been affected by homelessness, with the opportunity to learn construction skills in two homes in North Walsham, while giving them the training they need to gain an apprenticeship or full time work.
We are now calling for young people to get involved. There are no formal entry requirements, other than a keen interest in construction and a willingness to learn. There is also education, training and support available for up to four days a week, with on-site work experience too. If you’re aged 16 to 25 and living in North Walsham or the surrounding area, here are the different ways you can get involved and benefit from Future Builders:
- Access to affordable housing – ideal for young people starting apprenticeships who want to be independent.
- Gain valuable work experience.
- Learn construction and property renovation skills.
- Receive the necessary training and support to prepare for an apprenticeship or employment.
- Gain support with independent living skills.
For young people in education, employment or apprenticeships, once the work is complete there is an opportunity to live in the property itself with rent which is affordable. We are keen to hear from young people who are interested in living in the property once work is complete.
Contact us to get involved!