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, Whitton Rise in Ipswich is one of our supervised accommodation centres for young people aged 16 to 17.
Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our team supports a maximum of two young people with a higher level of need and challenging behaviours, who have recently left a children’s home or foster care. Whitton Rise offers them the next, positive step in their progression towards independence.
With good facilities and well-furnished throughout, Whitton Rise provides young people with their own bedrooms, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. 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 Whitton Rise are via Suffolk County Council’s Central Resources Team.