Homelessness hub relocates to Chelmsley Wood - The Solihull Observer

Homelessness hub relocates to Chelmsley Wood

Solihull Editorial 14th Jan, 2024   0

THE St Basils Solihull Youth Hub has re-located to Chelmsley Wood Library, after an increase in need for their services.

St Basils is a charity established in 1972 committed to preventing youth homelessness and supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Through a range of services, St Basils aims to empower young individuals, providing them with the tools and resources needed to build a brighter future.

The St Basils Solihull Youth Hub is an extension of this mission, focusing on the unique housing challenges faced by local young people.

Mark Kwabia Team leader at Solihull Youth Hub said: “Our Youth Hub is known for being friendly and welcoming, We want everyone who comes in to feel comfortable seeking advice and support.

“But it’s not just a change of address. We’re doing more than ever to help, from guiding on housing challenges to preventing homelessness.”

“We know young people have unique needs. Our hub is designed to give advice and support that makes sense to them, making their housing journey easier.”

The hub is holding an open day on January 18.

Jula Brady, St Basils Project Manager, added: “This move isn’t just about changing our location. It’s about being a part of a stronger community. We’re here to provide essential services like housing advice and help prevent homelessness.

“Our goal is to be a place of hope and support for 16–25-year-olds no matter their housing situation.

“Our expanded services aim to help not just for now but for the long term, empowering local young people to be self-sufficient.

“The housing crisis in the UK remains a pressing challenge, with soaring demand, inadequate supply, and escalating costs.

“A scarcity of affordable homes, coupled with rising rental prices, leaves many young people struggling to secure stable housing.

“Homelessness rates persist, worsened by economic uncertainties and we aim to offer support and solutions.”

Visit www.stbasils.org.uk for more information.


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