05 July 2012
St Mungo's has this month begun managing a new service aimed at helping young people in Milton Keynes with housing and support.
The charity, which manages more than 100 projects in London and the South, will be helping 54 young people, aged between 16 and 21, with accommodation and support across five projects.
The young people will be referred into the schemes through the housing teams and care agencies from Milton Keynes Council.
Elizabeth Harper, St Mungo's Regional Director, said: "We are looking forward to working with young residents and existing staff in these Milton Keynes projects. Some young people don't necessarily have families to rely on, or are at risk of becoming homeless. We want to offer the best opportunities to young people in the area, and will be developing Housing Pathway options so people can move from more supported accommodation to self-contained housing as they start to lead more independent lives."
Cathy Caves, Head of Housing Access at Milton Keynes Council, said: "We're very pleased to be working with St Mungo's to continue to provide an important service which can stop young people ‘falling between the gaps', in terms of accommodation. Having somewhere to call home is a vital ingredient in providing much needed stability for young people as they progress through their lives."
For more information contact Gemma Hollinsghead, St Mungo's, on 020 8762 5570 or email email@example.com
St Mungo's runs over 100 projects across London and the South, providing accommodation and much more for over 1,700 people every night of the year. From emergency support off the streets to semi-independent housing and move on guidance, employment opportunities, training and health support, the charity helps thousands of people to make permanent life changes every year.