02476 345583Working with Homeless Young People in Warwickshire
Doorway offers housing related support to young people in their own accommodation. This vital support means they can achieve positive outcomes, enabling them to continue in education, manage finances, improved mental health, access training and find employment.develop their independent living skills and support them to succeed in their tenancies.
Learning about the responsibilities of setting up a new home, such as rent, managing a tenancy, utility payments and budgeting, debt advice, benefit advice, cleaning, cooking healthy meals, shopping and helping them to re-engage in education and securing employment.
Addressing emotional and practical difficulties which are adversely impacting on their lives including a variety of issues i.e. low self-esteem and confidence, drug and alcohol misuse, bereavement, offending, self-harm, self-motivation, bullying and loneliness.
Individual risk assessments and support plans are prepared, tailored to meet individual need. We help them set their own goals and agree a personalised support plan which actively involve the young person to identify the specific help they require.
Referrals are made to our Health and Wellbeing Worker to offer a range of opportunities to help improve young people's confidence, skills and abilities.
Referrals are also made to specialist services i.e. counselling, mental health services, drug and alcohol and anger management.
This service is open to all young people aged 16 - 25 years through Warwickshire County Council's Housing Related Support contract awarded to St Basils. St Basil's has a partnership agreement with Doorway who have three support workers dedicated to working on this service.
This service is for young people aged 16 - 18 years and funded via BBC Children in Need.
This service enables young people to have intensive support whilst in our Tom's Place emergency accommodation.
This project is for vulnerable people over the age of 16, with a particular focus upon improving mental health and well-being.
Jumping Through Hoops:
This project works with homeless young adults from the age of 18 to provide a lasting positive impact on their lives.