Supporting young people in care and leaving care

Supported accommodation

We provide tailored support packages to young people aged 16-22 years of age who are at risk of becoming homeless or are in housing need.

We assist them in the transition to independent living.  This may include support and advice on budgeting, rent payment, house-keeping, cooking and DIY.

We have four different schemes offering support to young people:

  • Beverly House - offers supported accommodation for eight young people (male and female) and is staffed 24 hours a day. The average stay is between one and two years, during which time young people gain the necessary skills to live in a more independent setting.
  • Move on Scheme - aimed at young people who possess some independence skills but are not yet ready to live without any support. There are up to six one bedroom flats in various locations within the borough. A support worker visits each flat at least once a week offering support and advice to further develop existing independence skills.
  • Fassett Road accommodation-based floating support - for young mothers, this accommodation consists of five self-contained, one bedroom flats with a worker available to offer support and advice Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.  Run in partnership with Richmond upon Thames Churches Housing Trust.
  • Floating support for young parents - an outreach support scheme for young parents under the age of 22 years, who are living independently. It is a flexible way of providing young parents with housing and tenancy support and helping them to improve their life skills. This scheme can offer support to eight young parents for a period between three months and two years.

    204 Thornton Road
    SM5 1NF
    020 8404 1977