Your Own Place is a CIC working with young people aged 16-25 to develop their independent living skills and prevent homelessness.
We work tirelessly with local and national partners to bring about the most innovative as well as cost-effective solutions to youth homelessness. Your Own Place was started by Rebecca White in 2013. From a secondary teaching background, Rebecca is passionate about young people getting the best support they deserve. She set about finding innovative and creative solutions to preventing youth homelessness that maximize the impact they have on wider society. Borne of this belief, Your Own Place was incorporated as a Community Interest Company in October 2013.
Our Vision & Values
Every young person lives in a safe and secure home
Our values start with seeing every young person as an individual. All young people have aspirations. Our task is to liberate them, remove the barriers and allow their aspirations to be achieved. We will be as innovative, imaginative and engaging as we can be. We will never give up on seeking new solutions to old problems. The aim of Your Own Place is to prevent homelessness and every intervention is delivered with this as the final outcome.
Finding the right solutions at the right time to get the tenancy off to a flying start.
Delivering inspiring workshops to prepare young people with a ‘curriculum for life’
Finding entrepreneurial solutions to old problems by working together
Your Own Place Advisory Board (YOPAB)
Essential to our improvement and impact is the #YouthVoice of Your Own Place.
Working collaboratively and going the extra mile to unlock aspirations.
Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Training Plus (TILS+)
Innovative and engaging courses delivering reliable and confident tenants.
Mentoring support for people in transition.
Volunteering is an amazing way of developing your own skills and confidence, as well as giving something immediate back to your local community.
As a growing enterprise we’re not proud about asking for help. Just like our young people, we don’t know everything. We’re particularly interested in hearing from you if you can volunteer in the following areas of our business:
- Mentoring young people in transition
- Fundraising and writing funding bids
- Influence and contacts
- Accounting and bookkeeping
- Measuring social impact
- Social media
- Developing resources
- Training young people
- Offering work experience opportunities
- To volunteer get in touch or complete an online form here.
Find out more
For further information about how we could help, use the link provided to our website and follow us here on icanbea for the latest news and updates.