About Us

1625 Independent People works with young people who are homeless, leaving care or at risk of homelessness in Bristol and the South West.

Our services ranges from signposting or advice, to intensive one-to one support, supported housing, group activities and peer support.

As well as providing safe, stable accommodation, we provide practical and emotional support to ensure vulnerable young people can build healthy relationships, develop independent living skills and can access jobs and training.

We nurture the existing skills, strengths and talent in young people, to show them they can believe in themselves, and that they have the skills to thrive as an independent adult.

Our staff are trained to provide emotional support, as young people often have histories that involve trauma and disrupted family life. We know that positive relationships based on trust, mutual respect and dignity is the key tool for change for young people.

Read our 2021 – 2025 Organisational Strategy below.



We take responsibility for and are accountable for our role and it’s delivery.

We do not wait to be asked or told, but identify what needs to be done

We embrace accountability for seeing our work through to fruition


We will see another person’s perspective or circumstance whether we agree with this person or not

We approach things in a person-centred way


We uphold the values of honesty and sincerity while remaining fair and ethical in even the most difficult situations

We treat other staff, partners and young people with fairness, honesty and respect

We do what we say we will do


We value openness and curiosity to learn from anyone

We are open to personal change and continual improvement

We learn from both successes and mistakes in equal measure


We recognise that everyone has a different but equal worth and that everyone deserves the right to be supported to use their skills to reach their potential

We welcome Equality Diversity Inclusion and to create an equitable environment for all colleagues, partners and young people

We are driven by social justice and passion


We are a charity in England and Wales
(exempt from registration with the Charity Commission under the Charities Act 2011 and associated regulations).

We are a charitable registered society (previously known as an Industrial and Provident Society’) in accordance with the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
As such we are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number: 23964R.

We are also a Company limited by Guarantee and registered with Companies House (IP23964R).

2022 – 2025
Organisational Strategy