Project information

Having a place like home

This project supports young people from homelessness and unemployment towards a better future. Funds are needed to enable volunteers to support young people at the project with programmes and activities.

This is ongoing work the budget is for one year

Charity information: Coventry & Warwickshire YMCA

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  • Need


    To create a place where young people can be supported through the development of relationships and the development of trust so that they have a place like home to begin rebuilding their lives


    At the heart of many young people's situations is that they have never had constructive enduring relationships with adults - somewhere that is safe - somewhere to belong. Simply being put into training only builds on sand - when a challenge arises in the training there is nothing to fall back on. 'Having a place like home' creates the rock on which to build

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build trust, relationships and safety as a building block for future development


    » Development of cooking skills through an in house 'Come Dine with me'
    » Growth of developmental relationships through weekly groupwork that focuses on the individuals and their personal development

    What success will look like

    Success will be... when the group living together are able to move to more indepenedent accommodation but stay a part of the support network as peer mentors to the next residents

  • Impact


    A growing group of young people will develop who are making a positive contribution to their communities

    The demonstartion of success will be shown through those who complete our Young Leader Training Progamme and who go on to act as Peer Mentors whilst maintaining their tenancies in move on accommodation


    The key risk to the project is changes in volunteers and staff which disrupts the development of the young people. We have several long term staff and volunteers who will be allocated to this project


    Case studies and data from the project will be posted on our website and sent electronically to donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Food One year's programme at £50 per week for Come Dine with Me
      £400 Travel Expenses Volunteers travel expenses
      £2,000 Residential 4 training residentials through the year
      £600 Refreshments to support group meetings through the year
      £1,500 Peer Mentoring Registration Fees for Peer Mentoring Awards
  • Background


    The project is based in Coventry


    The young people who are residents (homeless at the point of entry), local neighbours in the community, new young people who become residents in the future

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our core competencies are based on work with young people and managing accommodation servoices for young people

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Pamela Myers

    Pamela is a highly motivated and dedicated volunteer who is committed to working with young people