works - Tamworth Borough Council

Report
Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils
Young People seeking assistance from
St Basils in 2013/2014
• Over 4000 young people between the ages of 16-25 sought assistance as
homeless; 85% of those were aged 16-21; 887 (22%) were aged 16-17
• 53% of 16/17 yr olds are young women; and 68% of 22-25 yr olds are young
men
• 61% of 16/17 year olds were NEET; 79% of 18-21 year olds were
unemployed
• 86% of 16 and 17 year olds and 81% of 18-21 year olds previously lived with
family or friends and had therefore no experience of independent living
• 79% of young people cite family conflict as a contributory factor leading to
their homelessness and around one third have multiple support needs, over
and above their primary homelessness issue incl: domestic violence;
complex trauma, ASD, sexual exploitation, self-harm; drugs and alcohol,
• 66 young people reported rough sleeping (45 in 12/13; 59 in 11/12)
97% of 16 and 17 year olds and 89% of 18-21 year olds were prevented from
being homeless
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Young People accommodated by
St Basils in 2013/14
1017 young people were accommodated by St Basils
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49% young men; 51% young women
58% BME
26% aged 16-17
49%
16-18
68.5%
16-19
95.3%
16-21
4.7%
22-25
69.6% aged 18-21 (52% young men;
48% young women)
– 80% were NEET
76% re-engaged in EET; ( 68% in education and Training; 4%
working; 2.8% volunteering)
92% moved on in a positive planned way
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Changing Context
• Pressure on commissioners – statutory priorities, displacement
impacts; commissioning effective relationships
• Affordability – lower benefits/no benefits; lower minimum wage;
apprenticeship wages;
• Demise of funding for support – impacts on rents and service charges;
PBR funding;
• Continuing impacts of welfare reform – displacement and changing
availability of accommodation; the ‘clipped wing’ generation; sanctions
• Rethinking housing options - New emerging models which allow young
people to live and work; community solutions
• Preparing young people for the new context - what is the universal and
targeted offer across education, health, housing and support? What will
independence look like in 2020? Importance of support for families.
• to prevent homelessness
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Train me with the
right skills so I can
make the right
decisions and
choices in my life
If you are
responsible for
Supporting me, be
friendly,
approachable and
knowledgeable
Listen, explain
and give us
choices
Help us find work, earn our own income
and then we won’t need benefits. Invest
in all services which prevent and support
young people out of homelessness.
It is better for our future and costs less
Will I be
safe?
Check I’m
okay
Understand that I
might be relying on
you alone and what
you do might affect
my life for a long
time!
Arrange for someone
to support me during
the whole process
Care about me, my
welfare and my
safety throughout the
whole process
Rewriting
Futures
Increasing Capital and Resilience
• Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE)
• BOOST - Intensive support for young people
struggling to engage with education, training and
employment
• Mental Skills Training for young people – in
partnership with University of Birmingham
• Live and Work – affordable accommodation with
apprenticeships – benefit free scheme- in
partnership with NHS
• Youth Council, National Youth Reference Group,
Youth Homeless Parliament
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
PIE Aims at St Basils
• Improve positive outcomes for young people, build
resilience and capability and enable them to move
on and sustain their independence in an increasingly
challenging environment
• Ensure staff have skills, attitudes, behaviours and
resilience to cope and support positive outcomes for
young people
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Elements of the Programme
1. Core training in psychological skills for all staff
2. Specialist training for some
3. Reflective Practice groups in collaboration with NHS
partners
4. Review tools and working methods to ensure they
support an approach consistent with Psychologically
informed environment
5. Development of evaluation framework and
infrastructure and review and analyse data over 3
year period
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Our Partners
• Dr Nick Maguire, Senior Clinical Psychologist,
Southampton University
• Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation
Trust
• Department of Communities and Local Government
• London Housing Foundation
• University of Birmingham –Mental Health Study
positive outcomes for young people
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Learning and Impacts
• Reflective practice in consistent groups is absolutely
critical
• Embed techniques and approach in all your work
• Part of induction and regular refresh
Year 1 KPIs:
• 13% reduction in serious incidents
• 31% reduction in NTQs for behavioural issues
• 19% reduction in unplanned departures
• 26% reduction in sickness absence
• 7% reduction in grievance and disciplinary actions
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Youth
Council
BOOST
Equality
and
Diversity
Action
Plan
Training and
L& D
Programme
Mental Skills
Training for
young people
Integrated
Approach
to LSW
Reflective
Practice
PIE at St
Basils
Mental
Health
First Aid
Programm
e
Outcomes
Star
Asset
Management
Strategy
Lifeskills
programme
3 year
monitoring
and review
Live and Work Scheme
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
What will life be like for young people in 2020 and how can we
best prepare to help them thrive and succeed independently?
• What will accommodation look like?
– Live and Work model(s); living at home; lodgings; shared housing; PRS
• How will services be funded?
– Social Investment
– Payment by outcomes
• What element of services will be valued?
– ‘quality’ of relationships – 3H – PIE- Social Pedagogy models –
• What impact will this have for Jobs and Skills?
– Training , qualifications, pay and conditions
• What kind of organisations will this require?
St Basils WORKS with Young People to prevent homelessness
Supply issues in the future
JRF research in 2012 ( Young People and Housing:
Identifying Policy Challenges and Solutions for 2020)
35
30
Owner occupier (OO)
20
Social renter (SRS)
Private renter (PRS)
15
Parental home OO
Parental home SRS
10
Parental home Other
5
Year
20
19
20
17
20
15
20
13
20
11
20
09
20
07
20
05
20
03
20
01
19
99
0
19
97
Percent (Trended data)
25
The Positive Pathway for young people
1. Minimise
Demand:
Education work
in schools /other
places on reality
of housing
choices
8. Young person is
ready to make
their next move
with minimal/no
support and is
positively engaged
in ETE
2. Reduce
Demand & Crisis
Early intervention
targeted to keep
young people in
family network
3. Reduce Crisis
Plan & prepare
with those at
risk of
homelessness
BEFORE they
are in crisis
5. Supported accommodation
as a starting point for those
with higher needs or younger
age (16/17)
6. Floating Support in
accommodation - likely to be
shared in private rented sector
7. Shared student style
accommodation for those in
FE, employment or
apprenticeship with “light
touch” support
4. Single Integrated
Service Gateway
Prevention, assessment
of need, planning advice
& options
AND access to other
services e.g.
ETE & Job Centre Plus
Range of health services
Life skills
Benefits advice
Steps 5-7 Young
people can access
3 broad options
and move between
them until they are
ready to move on.

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