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Thursday 28 April 2016

Bristol Youth Links- Homeless Prevention Service

Bristol Youth Links

BYL Housing Advice Drop-ins

Every MONDAY:

- 9am - 1pm

Every TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY:

- 2pm - 5pm at our offices in Old Market

Our team of Bristol Youth Links Homeless Prevention Workers offer specialist support through advocacy (helping young people to explain their situation) and housing advice. We work with young people who are struggling in the family home and need to look for other options.

We find out about their current situation, assess any risk and work with family members and guardians to help stop emergency homelessness by encouraging a planned move-on wherever possible. 

We are able to offer up to eight interventions (sessions) to make sure young people understand their rights and options. We can help them explain their situation to Housing Services & providers in Bristol. We’ll work together until the young person is settled in suitable housing, linked up with any relevant support agencies and tell them where they can get extra help.
 

Project Aims

  • Work with young people and their families, providing support to help them to stay in the family home (if that's safe)
  • Explore other housing options within the wider family
  • Support a young person to move to suitable housing in a planned way
  • Support a young person to sustain current housing

Who can be referred

The project can support anyone between 16 and 19 years old living in Bristol who need housing related advice and support.
 

How to get involved or get help

Young people can get in touch themselves or they can be referred by a professional (with their agreement).
Fill in a Bristol Youth Links Referral Form (word, 880kb) and send it or drop it in to our Head Office address.

You can email bristolyouthlinks@1625ip.co.uk for more information or call 0117 3178800 asking for a member of Bristol Youth Links Homeless Prevention Team.

 

Promote our service to young people

The more young people we can help while they've got a roof over their heads - the less young people will end up in a housing crisis.
 

Partners

We are part of a Bristol Youth Links City Wide Team who are working together to meet the needs of young people in Bristol :

 

Bristol Drugs Project
http://www.bdp.org.uk/
Barnardo's (Sexual health)
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/
The Family Centre (Deaf Children)
http://www.fcdc.org.uk/
Off the Record (young person's counselling service)
http://www.otrbristol.org.uk/
Princes Trust (Fairbridge Programme)
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/default.aspx

 

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