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1625 Independent People

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What We Do

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Housing is just the tip of the iceberg of what we do. We run a number of specialist projects and services to help young people in different ways. 

In addition to these, we have a small rents team based at Kingsley Hall who work closely with all teams to maximise rent income and monitor YP accounts.  And we have our Corporate Services Team who provide our HR, finance, facilities and systems and funding and comms services.
 
Housing:

  • Supported Housing (Housing): Our Bristol Supported Housing and South Gloucestershire Supported Housing teams support young people who live in shared houses or self-contained flats which we manage (we are their landlord). This includes the CYPS flats.
 
  • Live-in Supported Housing (Housing): We have 2 hostels - St George’s House in Bristol, and Southwold House in South Glos, providing temporary supported housing for 16-25 year olds, with 24/7 staff support.
 
  • Supported Lodgings (South Glos Services): Our supported lodgings scheme in South Glos provides supported accommodation in a private house, with a trained host.
 
  • [establish]: Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and Andrews Property Group, in partnership with 1625ip, give young care leavers an affordable roof over their heads and support in finding work and becoming independent.
 
  • LaunchPad (based in the PaL team): Our Launchpad work provides modular housing for young people who are; from 1625, the University of Bristol and Key Workers, like police, nurses and teachers.
 
  • Future Builders (based in the PaL team): Our innovative Future Builders project works in collaboration with the OVO Foundation, SGS College and Bristol City Council to support young people aged 16-24 who are in Education, Employment and Training, who also live in the houses as part of this project
 
Bristol Youth MAPS:

  • Bristol Youth MAPS (Bristol Support): Bristol Youth Maps is a homelessness prevention service, working with young people who present as homeless or at risk of homelessness to help them remain in or return to their family home where it is safe to do so.
 
  • Ask Us (Bristol Support): Ask Us is based at MAPS, and is a partnership project between 1625ip, ABLC and Citizens Advice to help young people to access local advice services, understand their rights and work towards independence.
 
Specialist Services:

  • Future 4 Me Project: The Future 4 Me team work across the South West helping young people to resettle in the community after leaving custody or care.
 
  • Reboot West: Our Reboot West team helps Care Leavers become job ready, helping them finding the right place to start their career.
 
  • UASC Support Worker: we have a UASC worker in South Glos
 
  • Floating Support Worker: We have a Floating Support Worker in South Gloucestershire. Floating Support is when a young person is not living in one of our properties, for example another housing association or the council, and they need some help to manage on their own.
 
Participation and Learning (PaL):

  • Engagement and Learning: Helps young people, meet other young people, engage with staff, learn new skills, gain confidence, stay busy
 
  • Service User Involvement/Participation: Our in-house training programme gives young people we support the chance to learn transferable skills, run events and get experience in an office environment. This is a really good opportunity for young people to learn new skills, gain confidence in a familiar and understanding environment, improve the organisation and ensure it is young-person centred and work towards their future.
 
  • Peer Education: The Peer Education Projects train young people who have experienced homelessness and/or experienced financial difficulty to run workshops in schools and youth settings to prevent youth homeless and help young people build independent living skills.
 
  • Mentoring and volunteering: Mentors meet young people at least fortnightly and are matched by tailored profiles. Matches last 6+ months. They are trained to properly support and safeguard young people.  Young people learn how to have a positive, boundaries and safe relationships, providing encouragement and guidance
 
  • Education, employment and training: Take further steps towards independence by achieving financial stability/sustainability, as well as finding personal purpose and a sense of direction/belonging in EET to improve personal wellbeing. This takes place in hostels, and outside of hostel, and as outreach work.
 
  • Young Ambition: EET Mentors are an additional positive figure in a young person’s life, who can help demystify the realities of EET within a specific sector. They complement the work of EET workers, and can act as real-life inspiration to our young people

  • Cashpointers: Our Cashpointers Toolkit Cash Pointers is a project that ran for 5 years helping young people learn about financial capability.  We know that having some stability with money can be a lynch pin to accessing other opportunities in their lives and having a safe and secure home.  
 
 

All contents copyright© 2013. 1625 Independent People is a charity and a registered society (Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, reg: 23964R exempt from registration with the Charity Commission). Registered office: Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER. Created & Managed By Solsoft

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