Birmingham Young Person's Service
We support young people in Birmingham that are leaving care and others aged 16-25 with varying levels of need (including a mother and baby unit).
We deliver person centred support around specific individual needs with the aim of our clients ultimately achieving long term stability within their own homes once they have completed their support programme We also work with other partners in the sector to ensure that we apply good practice.
We understand the complexities that these young people may face and work closely with other professionals to develop a network of support that enables our service users to thrive. Our professional partnerships mean we can scale-up our support and help our service users to achieve educational, mental, physical and financial stability. We offer:
- Life skills e.g. cleanliness and hygiene, personal appearance, cooking on a budget, personal safety, learning from mistakes, following rules
- Improved resilience through increased self-esteem, confidence, social skills and better relationships with family and/or friends.
- Tenancy support e.g. housing options, expectations and applications for suitable and affordable accommodation
- Tenancy sustainment e.g. bill payments, organising repairs, staying safe, community integration and tenancy sustainment
- Finance skills e.g. income maximisation, payment priorities, managing money including debt/budgeting and payment plans to tackle any arrears.
- Education and training e.g. IT skills
- Employment (including unpaid voluntary work) e.g. CVs, job applications and interview techniques
- Health services e.g. physical and sexual health, substance abuse
- Emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Social activities e.g. co-ordinating events, linking up with other peer groups to reduce social isolation
- Awareness of the range and availability of other relevant services and opportunities.
The service is prioritised as follows:
- Young people including care leavers aged 16 – 25 years
- Young mothers either pregnant or a new mother and her child aged 16-25 years
Those eligible must also comply with each of the following criteria:
- Reside within Birmingham
- Be at risk of homelessness or losing independence
- Be vulnerable and have support needs
- Willing to engage with the service
- At risk of (re)entering higher level/statutory services
We welcome enquiries about our services and we can be contacted on 0121446 4369 but referrals for the service need to be directed initially to our partners in the sector, St Basils.
We currently have three services in Birmingham for eligible young people:
This service accommodates 9 young people aged 16- 25. Young people here have access to support 5 days a week and there is also an out of hours service available to them. It is located in Balsall Heath and is close to local amenities and transport links. There are 9 self-contained flats.
This service accommodates 6 young people aged 16-25. Young people here have access to support 5 days a week and there is also an out of hours service available to them. It is located in Edgbaston and is close to local amenities and transport links. There are 6 self-contained flats.
This service accommodates 10 young women aged 16-25 who are either pregnant have recently given birth to their babies. Young people here have access to support 5 days a week and there is also an out of hours service available to them. It is located in Sparkhill and is close to local amenities and transport links. There are 10 self-contained flats.
For more information, please call 0121 446 4369 or email M&D.YoungPeopleService@greensquareaccord.co.uk