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.
Winston Court has provided supported accommodation to young single homeless people in North Walsham since it opened in 1997.
The centre offers nine single accommodation rooms and six semi-independent move-on flats. Our facilities include a fully equipped communal kitchen, laundry room, lounge and games room.
Residents are allocated a Support Worker who works with them to draw up a support plan, and address any particular issues they may have to enable them to start planning for an independent and fulfilled future.
Winston Court provides a range of activities, such as trips to local events, off-road cycling, games tournaments – in particular against Steven Newing House – along with residential trips. Our Centre Support Group works towards raising funds for these external activities.
Many residents come through the referral process via one of the many agencies in the area that works with young people, although young people can also contact Winston Court directly.
In December 2018, Winston Court celebrated its 21st birthday, and received a fantastic present in the shape of a £75,000 grant from LandAid, the property industry charity, to undertake a whole range of much needed refurbishment works. Click here to see what LandAid do to give young people facing homelessness a brighter future.