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Ambition East Midlands

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Ambition East Midlands

Housing, education & employment

Ambition East Midlands is an innovative 'housing first' support project focussing on homeless young adults who are unable to access existing services. Launched in January 2015, this three year project will ensure vulnerable 18–24 year olds have a secure home from which to build their aspirations for employment and learning.

Accommodation Details

Description
Intensive Support

Each young adult referred to Ambition will have a dedicated link worker who will provide intensive, personalised support that begins by helping them find a stable place to live. Over the three years they will be supported to sustain their tenancy and develop the skills and confidence to enter employment, education, training or volunteering. They will also have somewhere to turn for help with wider life issues such as budgeting, health, offending, drug and alcohol addiction or relationships.

Eligibility criteria

Ambition will work with young adults that meet all of the following criteria:

• Aged 18 to 24 (care leavers must be 21+)
• Not in education, employment, training
• Single homeless not in priority need
• A strategic priority for local authority support but unable to access supported accommodation, for example; because of previous difficulties, security issues, complex needs or lack of specialist provision.

Outcomes

The success of the project is measured on the basis of long-term housing and a combination of learning and development opportunities completed.

Accommodation: The young adult will be established in safe, suitable accommodation, sustained for 3 to 18 months and beyond

Education: Entry into education or training with accredited qualifications

Employment: Full time or part time employment taken up or volunteering placements undertaken
About Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands is an exciting partnership between P3 Charity, YMCA Derbyshire and The Y, who are leading on the project in Leicester and Leicestershire. A significant contribution is being made by local housing, education and other support organisations, enabling expertise to be joined up and individualised to get the best outcomes for young vulnerable adults. Ambition East Midlands has been awarded £2.95m from the Fair Chance Fund which is jointly funded by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Minimum Age
18
Maximum Age
24
Restrictions
Ambition will work with young adults that meet all of the following criteria:

• Aged 18 to 24 (care leavers must be 21+)
• Not in education, employment, training
• Single homeless not in priority need
• A strategic priority for local authority support but unable to access supported accommodation, for example; because of previous difficulties, security issues, complex needs or lack of specialist provision.
Relevant People Groups
Who is the service for
Young People who are not in education, employment or training. Single homeless not in priority need.

Contact Information

Contact Name
The Bridge Housing Services
Email
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Phone
01509 363 151

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Referral Information

Referral Procedure
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Location

Address 1
The Bridge
Address 2
The Bridge Housing Services
City
Loughborough
Post Code
LE11 2AG
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