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North Tyneside Partnership celebrates

December 17th, 2018

North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE led celebrations by homelessness charity Depaul UK, YMCA North Tyneside and Karbon  Homes marking the first anniversary of a partnership which provides a holistic support package for vulnerable 18 to 24 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the borough.

Depaul UK leads the partnership which was launched in October 2017 and provides support for young people to develop their skills for independent living across five different services.

The services work with young people who have a wide range of needs, providing support for a period of up to 12 months. The young people move on from supported accommodation settings at a stage which is right for their individual development.

Through outreach services the partnership is also able to ensure young people maintain their own tenancies and do not fall back into homelessness. This work has supported more than 160 young people in its first 12 months.

A recent survey of those accessing the services found that 91 percent felt that the service had helped them make positive changes in their lives. Ninety seven percent would recommend the service to others.

North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn CBE, who recently visited Depaul House and Sir James Knott House, said: “I was delighted to take part in the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of this vital service.

“The partnership carries out extremely important work to help young people who need it most and I wholeheartedly support their efforts and wish them well for the year ahead.”

Shaun Dunn, North Tyneside Accommodation Pathway Manager,  for Depaul UK said, “'working in partnership with YMCA North Tyneside and Karbon homes has really helped to increase the options for young people facing homelessness in the borough, and is leading to improved outcomes for more vulnerable young people”

The services offered by the pathway include 14 units, including two crisis beds, at Depaul House; 62 Depaul Outreach units including shared living at Alwinton and Kelvin, Depaul supported lodgings and Stonham properties; 10 units, including one crisis bed, at YMCA Sir James Knott; 10 Karbon Homes Outreach units, and nine Karbon Homes/Depaul Maritime Court units.

Depaul UK’s work in North Tyneside is commissioned by the local authority. Added value is brought to the work thanks to support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Big Lottery Fund, and others.

Media Contact: Alfonso Redondo, Depaul UK alfonso.redondo@depaulcharity.org.uk, 07580 328308

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