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Young people's housing solutions at The Hub

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Working in partnership with Health and Adult Services, Children and Young People's Services and other local housing support and accommodation providers, Ryedale District Council deals with all 16-25 year olds needing housing advice and support through a Hub based at the Council.

The Young People's Housing Solutions @The Hub is in your area to assist with all issues around housing and homelessness.

We offer

  • Support if you are a young person aged between 16-25 and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • General housing advice and support around issues like benefits and managing a tenancy
  • Offer you support and help to stay in your own home where it is safe and appropriate to do so

However, we know staying at home isn't always suitable or possible, so we offer a range of accommodation and support services.

Staff in the hub will

  • Talk you through everything and make sure you have a clear understanding of your options so you can make an informed choice
  • Answer any questions you have
  • Take into account your wishes and feelings
  • Provide you with a support worker who will help you through the entire process

As parents have parental responsibility until their child is 18, they will always be contacted by the Council for clarification of circumstances. If a young person presents as homeless we will offer to refer people with relationship problems to mediation services, to try to solve their problems even if only in the short term.

Due to the lack of affordable accommodation in the District, many people feel they have no choice but to declare friends/relatives as 'homeless' in the belief it will help them. However there is a severe lack of housing available and attempts to solve housing problems must be sought first.

Accommodation

SASH - Safe and Sound Homes
The Council may refer young single homeless people to an organisation called 'SASH' where a night stop placement will be organised. Transport, meal and a bed for the night are provided by volunteers within their home. All referrals come through the hub at Ryedale District Council.

SASH
SASH offers supported lodgings in Ryedale for young people referred to us via the Housing Hub. Young people placed with by SASH live in the home of a carefully recruited host, for up to two years. The host and project workers support young people to develop their independence skills, such as budgeting and basic cooking. The host provides a suitable room of their own, breakfast and an evening meal daily.

The young people are encouraged to continue/ begin an education programme/ job and can be referred for additional specialist support with personal issues they wish to work on. All referrals come through the hub at the Council.

Support
The Ryedale Hub offers support to 16 - 25 year olds to obtain and maintain accommodation in the Ryedale District.

The Hub is a partnership of Ryedale District Council, Ryedale YMCA and Foundation providing a variety of accommodation, including rooms in supported accommodation at Derwent Lodge - staffed 24 hours a day, to independent accommodation across Ryedale.

 

Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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