Project information

Young Homeless Wellbeing Project

Doorway has a 20 year track record of helping formerly homeless young people to succeed in their lives. We strive to provide each young person with safe, affordable accommodation and help them to increase their independent living skills through various activities and courses we run.

March 2018 - March 2018

Charity information: Doorway

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  • Need


    Doorway helps young homeless people from significantly disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds. The consequences of being homeless can be brutal, damaging their resilience and impacting upon their ability to learn or retain employment. Many suffer from poor educational outcomes, inadequate support mechanisms, low aspirations, lack of motivation, low self-esteem and confidence.
    Approximately 80% of the young people we help are NEET (not in employment, education or training).


    We encourage all young people we support to attend various workshops we run such as Lifewise and Job Club where they can gain accredited AQA qualifications, as well as sign up for character building activities which encourage team working and leadership and which will help equip them with the skills, attitudes and motivation necessary to move forward positively in their lives and fulfil their needs and potential and become settled happily in the community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide AQA accredited life skills training and attend our Job Wise workshops.


    » Run regular workshops, accredited through AQA by our qualified staff. Help to write CV's, interview techniques and enrol for training courses.

    Improved mental health and wellbeing and young people will have a legacy of skills, knowledge, social resilience and contacts that enable them to grow and mature as young adults.

    Aim 2

    Team building activity events to increase confidence and self belief.


    » Organise various team building events to encourage leadership and team working so young people learn the skills to build successful independent lives

    Success will be by providing 250 young people with the opportunity to take part in various activities which will increase their self confidence and independent living skills.

  • Impact


    This project will reduce repeated youth homelessness as well as improve mental health and wellbeing to a very disadvantaged group of young people.

    We will demonstrate the success of this by carrying out evaluations, gather testimonials. Anecdotal and observational methods will also confirm progress too. We also know from our vast experience of working with homeless young people that the methods we use work.


    Young people not having the confidence to feel they can achieve due to their lack of self-belief. We provide 121 support to all the young people and Life Wise can be delivered on a one to one basis where necessary to ensure as many young people as possible benefit. When young people gain recognised qualifications, this will lead to them being more willing to attend other activities and their self confidence and self esteem increase.


    We will report regularly through our website, twitter, Facebook and other relevant media platforms as well as emails and newsletters to our supporters to show what has been achieved through this project and also gather testimonials to disseminate the information.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Lifewise Workshops 150 accredited Lifewise Modules attained
      £1,500 Meaningful Activities 100 young people accessing meaningful actvities to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Background


    Doorway operates throughout Warwickshire, although the majority of referrals are from Nuneaton which features 9 areas in the 10% most deprived communities in the Government’s Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015. One ward in Nuneaton falls within the top 2% nationally. Coming from deprived areas they have low aspirations and self-imposed barriers and living independently on a low income is challenging. Practical and emotional support in stable accommodation is crucial to their future wellbeing.


    Homeless young people aged 16-25 years. . Many have experienced long-term problems at home, leaving them without family support networks that most of us take for granted. The consequences of being homeless can be brutal, damaging their resilience, self-esteem and self-confidence impacting upon their ability to learn or retain employment. As well as helping these young people, the community as a whole benefits too as they begin to lead independent successful lives.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been supporting young homeless people for 20 years and have excellent success rates. We help young people to build resilience and character and give young people the life skills they need to live, learn, work and interact successfully with others. We do this by striving to build trusting relationships and offering reassurance that help is at hand and most importantly we provide inspiration to achieve.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Emma Jones

    Health and Wellbeing worker. Emma works alongside other support workers to increase the health and wellbeing of the young people at Doorway.

Mental Health video Doorway young people talking


Can buy a starter pack for a young person moving into their new accommodation.