Accommodation

We believe the first step in supporting young people
is making sure they are living somewhere safe.

If you are a young person, your support worker will work with you to explore your future housing needs. We consider your individual situation and ensure we offer you accommodation which will best meet your needs. Alongside the accommodation, we offer a range of opportunities for confidence and skills development, such as our tenancy training and support to access education, employment and training.

If you’re a young person here’s how we can help you

If you need help, get in touch through our Contact Us, and we will advise what is possible

  • We may be able to support you with an interest-free loan, for either a deposit, or rent-in-advance, for a property you are moving into
  • We offer Bristol Youth MAPS, a homelessness prevention service, who will work with you and your network to help you remain at home, if it is safe to do so
  • Bristol Youth MAPS can support you to access assessments for temporary accommodation if you are eligible, through Bristol City Council, and we work with Bristol Nightstop, if you are suitable to be hosted to find short-term solutions if you are at risk of rough sleeping
  • We manage accommodation that offers 24-hour staffing support, such as St Georges House in Bristol, or Woodleaze in South Gloucestershire
  • We have a range of supported accommodation across the area including shared housing, where you would live with between 2 and 5 other people, and some self-contained flats.
  • We provide affordable, community-led housing schemes, such as LaunchPad
  • We offer affordable housing at our Establish and Future Builders properties if you’re in work or studying
  • We can match you with a host family in South Gloucestershire through our Supported Lodgings scheme
  • If you are ready to live independently, we can offer you affordable housing through our ‘move on’ housing project

91%
of young people moved on from our supported housing in a positive and planned way
961
young people at schools attended peer education sessions to support homelessness prevention

WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE SAID

At St George’s House the best thing is being accepted - staff are understanding and don't judge. My confidence has shot up whilst being here
Whole house is quite good, nice space, ok area. Living room, spacious, big sofa. Alice designed it interesting and funky
St George’s House feels like a community. Tuesday music sessions are great. My support worker is really helpful as my goal is to live independently with my son.
I am more independent now, and getting help to understand how to be a single adult
The best thing about the house is having support and people around, not being on my own

BRITTANY’S STORY

Brittany, a young single parent, was supported by her Floating Support Worker who walked ‘alongside’ her, and gave her the boost she needed.   Brittany presented at our drop-in to ask for support. Brittany was living in a mother and baby unit but had made an offer for a flat with another provider. Brittany wanted

ELIJAH’S STORY

What was the presenting issue? Elijah was a care leaver who was referred to the Children and Young People Service (CYPS) project at 1625ip by his PA in the council in the Transition To Independence team. His support was about to be closed due to his age, but, his PA felt like he needed support,

ANDREW’S STORY

Andrew lived with his Mum but due to ongoing conflict he ended up living at the elsewhere. After a period, he returned to live with his Mum, but unfortunately this broke down again and he returned to other supported housing. Andrew found this environment incredibly difficult to manage and this had a detrimental impact on

KAYLEIGH’S STORY

A bit about Kayleigh Kayleigh describes her life before 1625ip as difficult. She lived with her family in a house that was overcrowded. She had to share a bedroom with her 3 siblings and her newborn baby daughter which came with a lot of challenges. Kayleigh described the relationship between her and her family as

KATIE’S STORY

A story of a young person who had been in foster care for a long time, and then at 18 she was sofa surfing. She is now engaged with many activities with 1625ip, and enjoys living in a shared house.   When I first came to 1625 Independent People (1625ip) I’d left foster care 6

ARI’S STORY

Ari found a home and made a family. Ari was a single mum, homeless, fighting to make a home for her child.   Life when Ari came to 1625 Independent People. I needed to flee from my daughter’s father and my mum was in Bristol at the time and all I wanted was my mum.

BEN’S STORY

A story of consistent and long-term support from 1625ip through different supported accommodation, financial management support, volunteering at 1625ip and training opportunities.   Having been rejected from the family home as a teenager Ben was in care but because of his age at 16 he was homeless and came to 1625 for help. He stayed

ALEX’S STORY

“Future Builders gave me the hope that good things can happen, I didn’t have to stay in that situation.” Why did Alex need support from 1625ip? Alex was living at home with her parents but they had a difficult relationship. They often argued which was impacting Alex’s mental health. She had finished her college course