Converting existing Centrepoint properties into communal homes where young people facing similar challenges can live together and support each other.
Building new homes specifically designed to meet the needs of young people in the early stages of independent living.
Creating modular homes that are quicker and cheaper to build and that can even be moved to new locations.
Working with partners in London and Manchester to develop and incorporate their properties into the programme.
The success of Independent Living relies on four key ingredients:
Our funding target is £23m. So far, we have raised £5m to start the creation of the homes.
Land & properties
Establishing long-term partnerships with land owners or property owners who have vacant or void land/property that could be occupied on a full-time or temporary basis would help us reach our goal faster. We are flexible with our development strategies and are looking at off-site construction, traditional build, commercial re-purposing and refurbishing older properties.
Apprenticeships and jobs
Partners who can provide apprenticeships and jobs to young people in the Independent Living Programme will make a big difference to its overall success.
Pro-bono support and advice
Architectural design, planning law, contract administration would make investments go further and would help ensure we can provide the best possible Independent Living Programme.