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 also the skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life.
Launched in September 2019, in partnership with End Youth Homelessness, Nova Training, Victory Housing, Gasway, RTB Roofing & Building Ltd and funded by The Ovo Foundation, the ‘Future Builders’ project provided young people with the opportunity to learn construction skills as they worked on renovating two homes in North Walsham, Norfolk – at the same time, giving them the training they needed to gain an apprenticeship or full-time work.
Upon completion of the work, the newly-refurbished properties became available and offered supported, affordable accommodation to young people in the area, who were vulnerably housed or had been affected by homelessness.
One of the young people who took part in this flagship project thanked everyone concerned for the amazing opportunities it had given her. She said: “I’ve loved every minute here and am truly grateful. This has prepared me for Uni living in so many ways and has allowed me to become an independent, mature, young adult.” A current resident recently said: “Having this opportunity has prepared me in every way for living in my own house and has taught me how to live independently.”
So, if you are looking for local, affordable housing in North Walsham and are:
- Aged 18-25
- In full-time education, training or employment
- Would benefit from learning independent living skills such as budgeting, cooking etc.
- Would like support with finding further training and/or new employment opportunities
Please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!