Spring’s aim is to support young people to be ready to live independently and engaged in education/training and/or employment by the age of 18.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S OUTCOMES

We will support young people to realise their personal aspirations. We will support young people to:

  • Be Healthy
  • Achieve Economic Wellbeing
  • Stay Safe
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Make a Positive Contribution
  • Young People are less isolated
  • Young People’s emotional health/wellbeing improves

Our aim is to enable young people to be able to live independently when they reach 18 years of age.

How to get a place at Spring's Young People Services

To be considered for the service young people must be willing to work with our team to develop “Lifehacks”. Lifehacks provides a range of life skills in areas such as:

1. Setting up a new home:

  • advice and support to manage the safety and security of a new home, i.e. door and window locks, smoke alarms, etc.;
  • being shown and supported to understand refuse and recycling processes;
  • Support to understand the importance of being a good neighbour;
  • guidance on local services within the locality.
  • full inventory of furnishings and equipment should be carried out, along with photographs of the property which is accessible to the Council on request.

2. Support to develop general household skills:

  • being shown and supported to use safely all electrical appliances within the property/Accommodation;
  • guidance and support to
    wash, dry and iron clothing;
    shop on a budget for food, cleaning and household items;
    prepare healthy meal plans, including the preparation and cooking of food and storage of food;
    carry out household cleaning tasks and to purchase appropriate cleaning materials;
    to maintain the property/Accommodation in a good standard of cleanliness and tidiness.

3. Support to access education, work placements, employment and social activities:

  • to access, support and encourage education/college work placements/employment;
  • guidance and support with preparing a CV; job application forms, prepare for interviews;
  • support to attend appointments;
  • support to use public transport;
  • supporting and signposting to enable access to social activities in the local area or beyond;

4. Budgeting and money management:

  • guidance and support to understand service utilities, including their efficient and most economic use;
  • budgeting and money management, including debt advice and savings;
  • guidance and support to understand the processes for paying bills;
  • advise Young People of the consequences of not paying bills.

5. Support with personal health:

  • guidance and support to
    access health appointments, including doctor, dentist and opticians.
    register with a general practitioner;
    register with a dentist;
    access substance misuse services, if required;
  • support and advice about personal health and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • support to attend appointments with medical professionals, including hospital
  • appointments;

6. Support and guidance in preparation for independent living:

  • support in exploring housing options for independent living including tenancy management, antisocial behaviour and tenancy sustainability;
  • support with appointments;
  • guidance on small DIY tasks (i.e. hanging curtains, blinds, changing light bulbs etc.);
  • guidance on how to set up service utilities to a new home (i.e. gas, electricity, water);
  • support and guidance on how to place name on electoral role.

7. Support with individual personal and emotional matters:

  • support to access legal advice;
  • support with appointments with the Home Office (UKVI – Visas and Immigration) (Where applicable);
  • support for integration and community cohesion;
  • support for managing uncertain futures;
  • support with religious and cultural requirements.

8. Support with setting up first independent home at 18 and move on

  • guidance and support access to enable benefits, as applicable, to be sought, including housing benefit, JSA.
  • Support to ensure that the young person has all documentation in place to enable access to benefits at 18
  • Support to refresh life skills previously learnt in preparation to moving on.
  • Support young person to actively apply for benefits, council tax relief immediately prior to 18.
  • Support and refresh young person’s knowledge on the setting up of utility accounts

Young People Services

City Road

City Road Young People Service is a terraced house in Edgbaston Birmingham. The newly furnished accommodation is aimed at helping young people prepare for independence. It is located within easy distance to local shops, bus routes and not far from the city centre.

The service comprises of 8 individual rooms, with shared kitchen, bathrooms, and dining room facilities, there is also a large communal living space. Floating support services are provided by dedicated Spring staff.

The service is aimed at 16/17-year-old care leavers with low to medium support needs. The aim of the service is: to provide quality accommodation to support young people into education, training or employment and to ensure that young people are supported to be tenancy ready.

Hestia House

Hestia House Young People Service is a modern housing complex above Spring’s Head Office in Hamstead, Birmingham. The newly furnished accommodation is aimed at helping young people prepare for independence. It is located within easy distance to local shops, bus routes and not far from the city centre.

The service comprises of 11 individual self-contained apartments. Support is provided by dedicated on site Spring staff with a 24hr staffing presence.

The service is aimed at 16/17-year-old care leavers with low to medium support needs. The aim of the service is: to provide quality accommodation to support young people into education, training or employment and to ensure that young people are supported to be tenancy ready.

St. Georges

St Georges Lane North is a terraced house in a lovely area of Worcester. The newly furnished accommodation is aimed at helping young people make the final move to independence. It is located within walking distance from the City Centre, local amenities and transport network.

The service comprises of 7 rooms, with shared kitchen, bathrooms, and dining room facilities, there is communal living space and 1 self-contained bedsit. Floating support services are provided by dedicated Spring staff, supporting young people to independence, whilst accessing support from the team when needed.

The service is aimed at 18 – 35 year olds with have low support needs. As part of our specialist service we provide:

  • Housing related support services
  • In house repairs solutions and services
  • Support with benefits and legal advice.
  • Support with education, training, volunteering and employment
  • Rent relief scheme to help people back into work