Cirencester Housing for Young People

Cirencester Housing for Young People

Charity information

Cirencester Housing for Young People

We provide supported housing for vulnerable young homeless people aged between 16 and 25 years from the Cotswold District Council area. We have 2 houses with 11 spaces.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    We provide supported housing for vulnerable young homeless people aged between 16 and 25 years from the Cotswold District area. Chyp realises that providing a roof over their heads isn't enough, they need practical and emotional support to help them get their lives back on track.
    Many young people who find themselves homeless as a result of family break-up, abuse or leaving care, present with few life skills. Often they do not know how take care of themselves or be independent. When a young person first arrives at CHYP they are allocated a key-worker who helps them to identify their support needs; be that help with literacy, numeracy, budgeting and life-skills. Life skills can include cooking, laundry, personal hygiene and self-care, as well as inclusion in social and leisure activities.
    Many of the young people also have previously unidentified learning difficulties and some have mental health issues. As well as helping them with these problems CHYP staff provide advice and help provide access to appropriate medical services. CHYP also works with the young people to locate appropriate further education, work experience or training placements leading to employment and eventually to independent living and sustained tenancies within mainstream society.

  • Aims

    Cirencester Housing for Young People aims to:

    • We aim to offer housing with the support services to enable residents to develop independent living skills and realise their full potential.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1986

    Registered Charity Number: 299821

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 01285651227

    Address: 29-31 Querns Lane Cirencester Glos GL7 1RL

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  • Supported accommodation for homeless young people

    We provide practical and emotional support for vulnerable young homeless people aged 16 to... More