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Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils. Over 4000 young people between the ages of 16-25 sought assistance as homeless; 85% of those were aged 16-21;

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1 Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils

2 Over 4000 young people between the ages of sought assistance as homeless; 85% of those were aged 16-21; 887 (22%) were aged % of 16/17 yr olds are young women; and 68% of yr olds are young men 61% of 16/17 year olds were NEET; 79% of year olds were unemployed 86% of 16 and 17 year olds and 81% of year olds previously lived with family or friends and had therefore no experience of independent living 79% of young people cite family conflict as a contributory factor leading to their homelessness and around one third have multiple support needs, over and above their primary homelessness issue incl: domestic violence; complex trauma, ASD, sexual exploitation, self-harm; drugs and alcohol, 66 young people reported rough sleeping (45 in 12/13; 59 in 11/12) 97% of 16 and 17 year olds and 89% of year olds were prevented from being homeless Young People seeking assistance from St Basils in 2013/2014 St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

3 Young People accommodated by St Basils in 2013/ young people were accommodated by St Basils –49% young men; 51% young women –58% BME –26% aged –49% –68.5% –95.3% –4.7% % aged (52% young men; 48% young women) –80% were NEET 76% re-engaged in EET; ( 68% in education and Training; 4% working; 2.8% volunteering) 92% moved on in a positive planned way St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

4 Pressure on commissioners – statutory priorities, displacement impacts; commissioning effective relationships Affordability – lower benefits/no benefits; lower minimum wage; apprenticeship wages; Demise of funding for support – impacts on rents and service charges; PBR funding; Continuing impacts of welfare reform – displacement and changing availability of accommodation; the ‘clipped wing’ generation; sanctions Rethinking housing options - New emerging models which allow young people to live and work; community solutions Preparing young people for the new context - what is the universal and targeted offer across education, health, housing and support? What will independence look like in 2020? Importance of support for families. to prevent homelessness Changing Context St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

5 Care about me, my welfare and my safety throughout the whole process If you are responsible for Supporting me, be friendly, approachable and knowledgeable Train me with the right skills so I can make the right decisions and choices in my life Arrange for someone to support me during the whole process Understand that I might be relying on you alone and what you do might affect my life for a long time! Listen, explain and give us choices Will I be safe? Check I’m okay Help us find work, earn our own income and then we won’t need benefits. Invest in all services which prevent and support young people out of homelessness. It is better for our future and costs less

6 F u t u r e s R e w r i t i n g

7 Increasing Capital and Resilience Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) BOOST - Intensive support for young people struggling to engage with education, training and employment Mental Skills Training for young people – in partnership with University of Birmingham Live and Work – affordable accommodation with apprenticeships – benefit free scheme- in partnership with NHS Youth Council, National Youth Reference Group, Youth Homeless Parliament St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

8 PIE Aims at St Basils Improve positive outcomes for young people, build resilience and capability and enable them to move on and sustain their independence in an increasingly challenging environment Ensure staff have skills, attitudes, behaviours and resilience to cope and support positive outcomes for young people St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

9 Elements of the Programme 1.Core training in psychological skills for all staff 2.Specialist training for some 3.Reflective Practice groups in collaboration with NHS partners 4.Review tools and working methods to ensure they support an approach consistent with Psychologically informed environment 5.Development of evaluation framework and infrastructure and review and analyse data over 3 year period St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

10 Our Partners Dr Nick Maguire, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Southampton University Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Department of Communities and Local Government London Housing Foundation University of Birmingham –Mental Health Study positive outcomes for young people St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

11 Learning and Impacts Reflective practice in consistent groups is absolutely critical Embed techniques and approach in all your work Part of induction and regular refresh Year 1 KPIs: 13% reduction in serious incidents 31% reduction in NTQs for behavioural issues 19% reduction in unplanned departures 26% reduction in sickness absence 7% reduction in grievance and disciplinary actions St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

12 PIE at St Basils Youth Council Equality and Diversity Action Plan Training and L& D Programme Reflective Practice Mental Health First Aid Programm e 3 year monitoring and review Lifeskills programme Asset Management Strategy Outcomes Star Integrated Approach to LSW Mental Skills Training for young people BOOST

13 Live and Work Scheme St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

14 What will life be like for young people in 2020 and how can we best prepare to help them thrive and succeed independently? What will accommodation look like? – Live and Work model(s); living at home; lodgings; shared housing; PRS How will services be funded? –Social Investment –Payment by outcomes What element of services will be valued? –‘quality’ of relationships – 3H – PIE- Social Pedagogy models – What impact will this have for Jobs and Skills? –Training, qualifications, pay and conditions What kind of organisations will this require? St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness

15 Supply issues in the future JRF research in 2012 ( Young People and Housing: Identifying Policy Challenges and Solutions for 2020)

16 1. Minimise Demand: Education work in schools /other places on reality of housing choices 2. Reduce Demand & Crisis Early intervention targeted to keep young people in family network 3. Reduce Crisis Plan & prepare with those at risk of homelessness BEFORE they are in crisis 4. Single Integrated Service Gateway Prevention, assessment of need, planning advice & options AND access to other services e.g. ETE & Job Centre Plus Range of health services Life skills Benefits advice 5. Supported accommodation as a starting point for those with higher needs or younger age (16/17) 6. Floating Support in accommodation - likely to be shared in private rented sector 8. Young person is ready to make their next move with minimal/no support and is positively engaged in ETE Steps 5-7 Young people can access 3 broad options and move between them until they are ready to move on. 7. Shared student style accommodation for those in FE, employment or apprenticeship with “light touch” support The Positive Pathway for young people


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