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New Horizon Youth Centre

Project Title:London Youth Gateway (LYG)
Total London Councils Grant:£4,033,352
Funding period:01 April 2017 to 31 March 2021
Priority:Combatting Homelessness
Service area:1.2 Youth Homelessness

Description

The London Youth Gateway (LYG) project will provide a youth-targeted collaborative pathway to address increasing demand and emerging needs of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in each London borough. The LYG project will be delivered in partnership by New Horizon Youth Centre (lead), Depaul UK (Nightstop and Alone in London services), Shelter, and LGBT Jigsaw partners Stonewall Housing, Galop and Albert Kennedy Trust.

The joint work will provide:

-       direct access to emergency accommodation

-       affordable accommodation options, delivered in innovative new partnership models, and PRS access

-       family mediation and reconnection support

-       youth-focused advice and advocacy services around housing need, eviction, welfare benefits and debts via one-to-one, telephone and online provision

-       youth homelessness prevention sessions in schools and colleges

-       outreach into Young Offender Institutes (YOIs), prisons and on the street to ensure young people are linked up early with necessary support

-       satellite services and a telephone advice line to reach young people across London

-       independent living skills and financial literacy workshops

-       counselling, communication and interpersonal skills support

- 7-days per week employment, education and training programme delivered in-house and in partnership, and in-depth accredited training programme

Referral route

Phil Kerry, CEO

Email: phil.kerry@nhyouthcentre.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7388 5560

68 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JR

Referral routes: All services can be accessed via self and professional referral. Please see the partner page on the London Youth Gateway website or contact

http://www.londonyouthgateway.org.uk/get-help/

General Info. +44 020 7388 5560

Youth Work +44 020 7388 5570

Advice +44 020 7388 5580

Borough benefits

Partners

  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Depaul UK
  • Stonewall Housing
  • Galop
  • Albert Kennedy Trust
  • Shelter