We are proud to have joined forces with youth focussed charity Oxfordshire Youth to provide an innovative new approach to supported accommodation in Oxfordshire for young people aged 18-24. After launching on 1st October 2020, Response & Oxfordshire Youth will pioneer a co-designed model which has a grassroots youth-work approach at its heart.
Inspired by a ground-breaking model at Young Devon, we are taking a partnership approach to ensure:
- Young people receive the best possible opportunities available
- Staff receive the highest quality training to be the best possible coaches they can be
- Young people are living in quality, safe and secure homes
Collaborating with three leading experts in the field of youth engagement – ASPIRE, SOFEA and BYHP – the new YPSA model has an aspirational vision. We want to see up to 130 young people transform their lives through engaging with life-changing opportunities in education, employment and training.
Alongside these opportunities, young people will be equipped with new tools and techniques to help them manage their mental health, develop financial empowerment, and learn how to nurture, repair and sustain healthy relationships with the people that matter to them.
This model is driven by a belief in the power of relationships, safe and quality homes and inspiring opportunities to change lives.
Many of the young people are Leaving Care, Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers and/or have experienced a wide variety of Adverse Childhood Experiences. We see them as future change makers, defined by their resilience, tenacity and potential.
More information about the new YPSA service for professionals working with young people can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council website.