Could you make a real difference? Help us provide a warm, safe home for five young people each night

Homeless young people will stay an average of 5.5 months in The Y’s medium/high supported accommodation, but then they often find it hard to secure rented property, e.g. because of stigma or because they’re not quite ready. Your move-on house will be the final stepping stone to independence, giving them skills and support in preparation for moving to their own place. You will be empowering local young people to leave homelessness behind for good.

The Sponsorship Pledge

£500 will pay for a 5 bedroom move-on house for 1 month, that’s £100 for each young person

£3,000 pays for 6 months
£6,000 pays for a year

In return for your support we are offering a benefits package to include local PR and promotion of your sponsorship pledge, alongside acknowledgement on our charity website, e-news, annual report and regular social media posts. We will also add a plaque to your house for sponsorship lasting a year or more.

What is a ‘Move-On House’?

We all know it is quite daunting when moving into your own home for the first time, so our move-on accommodation provides a semi-independent step, helping young people to reach their final goal of attaining and sustaining their own independent accommodation.

Our move-on houses also enable us to offer an incentive to young people, helping them to maintain their engagement in support services and keep moving forward with their personal development plans.

The Y’s move-on house provides each young person with regular weekly support to continue their life skills development, this might include; personal finance, personal hygiene, maintaining education or work and registering and regularly accessing the health and support services they require.

Final Stepping Stone to Independence

After successfully living and maintaining their tenancy at The Y’s move-on house the young people are supported to secure their own independent tenancy.

Independence becomes much more viable for young people when they have been supported and guided through the ‘basics’, just like a parent/carer does when a teenager goes to university. The Y is also able to provide a positive reference to private landlords helping to remove the stigma of being a young homeless person, which can more often than not, remove any chance of them securing private tenancies.

Why Sponsor a House?!

By sponsoring our Move-On House you will be providing a warm and safe home for 5 young people each night. Not only that, you will also help us to provide a range of support services from health to basic life skills; helping each of these young people to make their final transition from vulnerable and homeless to empowered and independent.