Overview

Floating support is one to one support with a named support worker to help maintain a tenancy and prevent homelessness. Appointments may be at the young person’s home, at our office or in the local community.

 

Support areas include:
  • Developing social skills
  • Accessing employment, training, or education
  • Access to hardship funding for essential items
  • Access to learning and tenancy training
  • Obtaining furniture for your home
  • Accessing benefits
  • Accessing health and wellbeing services
  • Support to develop independent living skills, such as:
    • Cooking
    • Budgeting
    • Managing bills
    • Understanding and dealing with letters

Access to support, learning, advice, and guidance for a range of needs linked to homelessness and homelessness prevention, including access to hardship funds, a safe environment, facilities and food and referral to other specialist provision, including referral to mental health and wellbeing providers.

Our Approach

YPEP empowers young people with the independent living skills needed to sustain a tenancy successfully, to improve health and wellbeing and to progress into education, employment and training. Sessions are delivered in both group and one to one sessions and include: Cooking, Budgeting, New tenancy workshops, Anger management, Health and Safety in your home, Craft groups, CV workshops, Job interviews, Mental wellbeing and Managing emotional wellbeing.

Young people are provided with:
  • An action plan addressing immediate and longer term needs
  • Clear guidance on the rules young people to follow when staying with a host
  • Transport to and from the host home
  • A private bedroom
  • Bathing and laundry facilities
  • Meals
  • Emotional and practical support
  • Support to move on to longer term accommodation, or to return home where safe and appropriate
  • Access to Hardship fund for essential items
  • 24 hour on call support
  • Access to learning and tenancy training