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 – – – – – – – 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.