£2.95 million new funding for homeless young adults

Tuesday, 9th December, 2014
Homeless 18 - 24 year olds across the region will soon benefit from a new project which will help them to transform their housing, education and employment outlook. New government funding will open up opportunities for 340 young adults over the next three years.

Ambition East Midlands successfully attracted £2.95 million from the Fair Chance Fund which is a national payment by results government initiative. The partnership project will be launched in January 2015 with The Y leading the service in Leicester and Leicestershire. YMCA Derbyshire leading in Derby and P3 in Derbyshire.

There are a number of reasons why homeless young adults are unable to access current local government support including limited bed spaces and the complexity of their needs. This often leads to deepening issues such as involvement in crime, rough sleeping, substance misuse and long term benefit dependency.

Each young adult referred to Ambition will have a link worker who will provide intensive, personalised support that begins by helping them find a stable place to live. They will also be offered guidance on education, training and employment options for the duration of the three year project that will help them avoid the cycle of homelessness.

Anna Maudsley, Housing Director for The Y said: "Our housing-first model will ensure that vulnerable young people will have a secure platform from which to build their aspirations for employment and learning. This would not be possible without the many local organisations who will be playing a role in the delivery of the project."


2016-10-21  Y Money matters Needs your VOTE!
2016-04-07  Hammonds furniture partnership to help young people
2015-12-14  Charitable trust brings seasonal sparkle to The Y
2015-07-12  Psychologists walk 100 miles
2015-04-15  An opportunity to dye for…
2014-12-09  £2.95 million new funding for homeless young adults
2014-01-06  Asda donates £300 to The Y
2013-12-19  Universal-textiles.com donate thermal clothing
2013-12-04  No Second Night Out Launched
2013-09-17  Care, Crime, Chaos: Conference addresses the impact of childhood trauma on young people with challenging behaviour
2013-08-27  An Exhibition of Graphic Works by Samworth Studios
2013-07-09  Care, Crime, Chaos: Conference Speakers Announced
2013-06-14  Leicester firms open doors to care leavers
2013-04-08  Shop front facelift will restore Victorian character
2012-09-03  Big Lottery project launched to improve the lives of care leavers and young offenders
2012-09-01  Nina Pancheva - September's 'Art in the Bar'
2012-08-02  nu:form - An exhibition of graphic works by Calibre
2012-03-01  Young Disabled Living: Open Event 10th March
2011-11-16  New Accommodation Launch!
2011-08-09  Exciting New Season Launched At The Y
2011-06-27  See the transformed interior of iconic YMCA building on 9th July
2011-06-13  CHEERLEADERS AND STUNTMEN COURSE ABOUT TO START
2011-05-19  Leicester YMCA awarded 1 Million Lottery Grant
2011-04-07  Emergency! Performers Wanted!
2011-03-17  Emergency! Showcase Highlights Emerging Artists And New Work At The Y
2011-02-07  Comedy Festival Off To A Great Start!
2011-02-04  Leicester Comedy Festival - It's Here At Last!
2011-01-08  The Y gears up for Leicester Comedy Festival
2011-01-07  A Fantastic Free Workshop at The Y
2010-12-13  Emergency! Performers wanted
2010-11-02  Bare Drama raises awareness of gang culture for Leicester youngsters
2010-10-03  Judging a Book by its Back Cover
2010-06-11  New designer boutique to support city homeless - opens 17th June!
2009-11-24  Leicester YMCA launches supported housing for the future
2009-11-09   YMCA Message Relay reaches Leicester
2009-10-21  Award Honour Puts Training Scheme Amongst Best in the Region
2009-07-16  The Lyric Lounge: 25th- 31st July 2009
2009-05-18  Residents create Chelsea Show Garden
2009-05-01  Customer Service Graduates celebrated
2009-02-03  Theatre to Boost Youth Job Opportunities
2009-01-10  Charlotte gig raises money for Leicester YMCA
2008-12-10  History on display at Records Office
2008-11-11  Gang prevention theatre tours Leicester schools
2008-11-07  YMCA Learners top e2e Awards
2008-09-01  Professional Actors Needed
2008-07-25  1,000 mile cycle for youth opportunities
2008-07-02  Education key to preventing youth homelessness
2008-07-01  Eradicating Negative Language
2008-06-10  Conference Tackles Youth Homelessness
2008-06-01  Green-fingered lawyers help out
2008-04-30  Young people design American diner at Aylestone
2008-04-01  YMCA Awarded Places of Change Funding
2008-02-20  YMCA celebrates 125th Birthday
2008-01-31  The Indian Connection
2007-09-01  Hinckley Education Showcase & Awards
2007-06-13  Youth talk to Archbishop about Criminal Justice