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 skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life.
The Rent Deposit Scheme helps young people who have previously faced homelessness and are now ready to live independently to gain access to the private rented sector.
The scheme, funded by Yorkshire Building Society, provides landlords with a guarantee certificate in place of a traditional cash deposit and offers young people financial advice and dedicated support to help build their life skills and confidence.
The scheme benefits both landlords and tenants and has been made possible thanks to our partnership with the End Youth Homelessness campaign.
I honestly don't know what I would have done without the Rent Deposit Scheme and the help of The Benjamin Foundation.