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Project information

St Basils Learning Skills & Work Programme

Our aim is to stop the cycle of repeat youth homelessness by helping young people develop their skills and confidence to live independently. Our Learning, Skills and Work Service plays an important role in this aim by re-engaging young people with education and training or helping them into work.

April 2012 - March 2013

Charity information: St Basils

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  • Need


    To both prevent youth homelessness and to stop the cycle of homelessness and exclusion.


    By raising the aspirations of the young people that we work with, many of which are not in education, employment or training when they first come to St Basils. By helping them raise their confidence, develop lifeskill and re-engage with eduction, training and work these young people are able to move forward with their lives in a positive way and live independently.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Help vulnerable young people access education, training and work programmes.


    » Offer a 'LifeSkills' programme whereby young people can select practical modules which will teach them basis skills such as cooking and budgeting etc.
    » Ensure that vulnerable young people are supported to access a range of education, training and work options to gain qualifications and experience.

    What success will look like

    Success will be all young people working with St Basils are helped to get back into either mainstream education or suitable training or work opportunities and gain independence.

  • Impact


    - Vulnerable young people who have experienced homelessness, or been at risk of homelessness, will be better equipt to move on and sustain independent living having been supported in gaining lifeskills, qualifications and/or work experience.
    - will reduce cases of repeat youth homelessness
    - reduce number of NEET (not in eduction, employment or training) 16-25 year olds in the areas where St Basils are operating


    Lack of funding.


    Reports showing the number of young people we have worked with and engaged in the St Basils Learning, Skills and Work programme can be supplied as well as success rates of the 'LifeSkills' programme and case studies.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £60,000 LSW Programme Provide one-to-one support and provide training planes, run workshops, travel expenses,accrediations
  • Background


    St Basils operates 27 accommodation schemes for young people ages 16-25 across Birmingham, Solihull and North Worcestershire. We also offer homeless prevention services in advice in these areas and neighbouring areas in the West Midlands.


    Vulnerable young people aged 16-25.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 40 years experience in working with young people to prevent youth homelessness and currently up to 4000 young people per year access our services.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    St Basils Learning, Skills And Work Team

    Responsible for working with a range of young people across all our accommodation schemes and floating support services.