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.
Right Tracks in King’s Lynn officially opened in July 2012. It provides supported accommodation to 12 young homeless people aged 16 to 25. We work in partnership with Saffron Housing, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk County Council and the Housing and Communities Agency to deliver the service.
12 residents each have their own flat at Right Tracks with a fully furnished bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. These are designed to give the residents more responsibility than a room, so they can gain valuable skills in the day-to-day running of a flat to give them the experience needed for independent living. There is also a kitchen/dining area, where the young people can socialise with other residents and staff.
Our staff work with the residents to support them with their education and career, and to build their general life skills in things like cooking and budgeting. Our aim is that when these young people leave us they are more confident and better prepared for independent life