Padstones Supported Housing
Padstones prevents young people (aged 16-25 years) becoming homeless by providing accommodation along with 24/7 support. The team empower young people and develop their resilience, skills and knowledge to prevent the risk of homelessness arising again.
It provides a safe and secure environment for residents to develop their potential and move towards a more independent living. Accommodation is in two small residential projects in Burnham and High Wycombe, which are staffed 24 hours a day.
For young people ready to move on from the higher support units, Padstones offers other accommodation with lower level support. This stage is to prepare the young person further towards being completely independent. A Floating Support Worker is available to assist when the time comes to move on.
Padstones strongly believes in early intervention in the prevention of homelessness. By reaching young people when they start facing issues, and working with them to develop independent living skills through tailored support; we reduce the likelihood of them becoming homeless in the future and subsequently their reliance on services.
The Padstones team are keen to visit schools, youth clubs/groups and other organisations to provide further information on and facilitate sessions around preventing homelessness. Please contact us if you’re interested in a visit or materials.
How we can support you
Provide a safe and secure environment for young people at risk of homelessness
Develop independent living skills to prevent homelessness in the future. e.g. how to manage a budget, housekeeping and a healthy lifestyle
Encourage residents to commit to continuing their educations or training
Support with applying for benefits, completing forms, budgeting, registering with GP, dentist, and opticians
Emotional support to residents and facilitate links to outside agencies if/when required
Support to prepare residents for move-on and resettlement from the start of them becoming residents
Closely monitoring residents’ behaviour by picking up early warning signs to prevent substance use or misuse, a decline in mental health, safeguarding and CSE concerns, radicalization.
Do you meet the criteria?
To be considered for housing the applicant must be aged between 16-25 years.
Young people are often referred to us by an agency such as the Local Authorities, Youth Offending Service, Social Care and Housing Departments. We also receive referrals from schools/colleges and voluntary organisations.
All applicants to Connection Support will engage in an interview process where an assessment of their needs will be carried out.