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.
Having extended our services into Suffolk in 2016, in January 2020 we began delivering a supervised accommodation service from The Mix House for vulnerable young people aged 16 to 18, who may be leaving the care system.
Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our team supports a maximum of eight young people and offers them the next, positive step in their progression towards independence.
With excellent facilities and resources, and well-furnished throughout, The Mix House provides young people with their own bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a shared kitchen and lounge. With an emphasis on communal living in order to build their social skills and confidence, our staff work closely with each young person in order to build their life skills so they are able to move confidently towards independent living.
Referrals for The Mix House are via Suffolk County Council’s Central Resources Team.
The Mix House – Key Facts
- 8 bedrooms, each with direct access to a toilet and a shower room. Each room comes fully furnished, including all the essential bedding items. Shared spaces are the kitchen, lounge and computer area.
- A full staff team who work on a shift pattern, including sleeps-ins.
- 20 support hours a week per young person. Additional support hours available on request.
- Support includes Shopping, managing money, cooking, cleaning, medication, attending appointments, training, education and employment.
- Support sessions offered every week. Each young person will be allocated a Support Worker and will be supported following their own individual pathway plan, working in partnership with Leaving Care teams.
- Young people will have access to WiFi and the opportunity to access services offered by The Mix main provision.