Young Peoples Service
We offer support for young people aged between 16 and 25 years, providing specialist housing, support and advice
Who we are
We offer support for young people aged between 16 and 25 years, providing specialist housing, support and advice, as well as opportunities for development and learning, with the aim of enabling young people to lead an independent life.
We provide temporary housing for young people across Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
This can provide a vital respite for a young person who is homeless, in need of guidance and security, or even escaping an abusive situation.
Activities held by the YPS promoting independent life skills
Young people referred into the young peoples service
Customers have moved from supported housing to university
Customers have moved into training or permanent employment
Support and Services
We provide temporary housing for up to 101 young people in one of our 10 schemes. This can provide a vital respite for a young person who is homeless, in need of guidance and security, or even escaping an abusive situation.
We offer temporary accommodation for homeless young people, which is made up of a range of rooms in hostels, self-contained partially furnished flats and bedsits. To be eligible for a place, you must have a need for support and need accommodation.
Support and Services
We are here to provide support and guidance – not to lecture. Our aim is for you to become optimistic about your future, and for you to develop a plan for how to make this happen.
When you leave us, our aim is that you will:
Understand your rights and responsibilities
How to manage money and live on a budget
Know how to lead a healthy lifestyle
Develop skills to live independently
Be part of your community
Be able to make life choices
Be actively developing and achieving
Be empowered with the knowledge to stay safe
Know how to access services and facilities
Preparation for Independence (PFI) is a programme undertaken by all residents to build a 360 skill set that provides each young person with the ability to live independently. Many of the young people who secure a place within Young People Service have not been able to experience an environment that provides this learning & that is where Rooftop is different.
Supported living in the Forest of Dean
Lydney provides accommodation for up to 10 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 in the Forest of Dean.
Our young people's accommodation offers independence and security with staff on site to help with the difficulties our young tenants could encounter.
Each tenant has their own space and communal areas where they can relax together and really build a community.
At the different sites, there's a team of dedicated support workers who can direct the tenants to money advice, emotional support, mental health support, and ultimately help them to move on to their own tenancies, their own homes and move on with their lives.
What people say
S.B, Gloucester Gateway
With thanks to the amazing staff, I'm now on the last step of being an independent woman and having a place of my own that I can call home.
Aaron, Gloucester Gateway
I find the support here incredibly helpful. Due to past trauma I have found it hard to trust but due to the staff I feel more confident in approaching others.
The staff have been my rocks.