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.
We developed The Hub in King’s Lynn in partnership with Norfolk County Council Children’s Services. The centre opened in August 2012 to provide semi-independent supported accommodation and support for up to six young people, predominantly aged 16 and 17, who are leaving care in Norfolk and have been assessed as having high and specialist needs.
Each resident has their own bedroom and there is a communal lounge and kitchen. The staff team provides 24/7 support and can help each resident at The Hub with school, college work, or to find work, training opportunities and cope with issues in their personal life. They will help build confidence and work on life skills, such as cooking, shopping and budgeting money, to prepare the young person for independence.
I feel secure and able to start believing in myself more now.