Our Supported Housing
In the UK 80,000 young people experience homelessness every year; one third of homeless people have lived in care.
Coram gives young homeless people secure accommodation and ongoing support to restore their hope and protect them from the dangers their precarious situation may have exposed them to, such as sexual exploitation and violence.
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What we provide
Young people leaving care and those who find themselves homeless are referred to us by local authorities. We offer them a place in a specialist supported house where they have a large single bedroom and shared facilities, and work intensively to develop their capacity to live independently. We work to:
- Ensure each of our residents is provided with a dedicated social worker.
- Safeguard against their vulnerabilities – we aim to help protect young people from risks such as domestic abuse and drugs.
- Address individual needs – helping each young person access education, seek employment and become financially responsible.
- Encourage independent living – our individual and group sessions make young people aware of their legal entitlements, including benefits, and the support and opportunities available to them. They learn how to manage everyday domestic issues responsibly.
- Provide ongoing support – when a resident is ready to leave it can take between six and 24 months - we help develop their 'move-on' plan. Their local authority finds them permanent accommodation and we provide resettlement support for three to six months, or for as long as they need it.
Examples of the help we offer are:
- Fun and practical group sessions such as multicultural cooking groups.
- Education and employability workshops, including CV writing and interview techniques, literacy and numeracy.
- Volunteering opportunities funded by V, which provide placements such as working in legal teams or assisting with corporate events.
To find out more about this service, please contact us on 020 7520 0300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org