All over North Yorkshire, our teams are working with young people as part of the Young People’s Pathway service. The service supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; through offering supported accommodation and the opportunity to engage in activities that help individuals to gain skills for independent living and employment, develop motivation and self -esteem.

Here are some examples of how young people are working with Foundation to build a brighter future:


– activities that aid meal planning, cookery skills, healthy eating and budgeting. The customers have led on these activities, deciding what to cook and inviting other customers to join them for dinner. Pictures here from activities at supported accommodation, in Scarborough (Poplar Villa) and Selby (Cygnet Court). The Poplar Villa customers are using food from Tesco’s Food Share initiative. Cygnet Court customers decided on a nice walk along the canal after dinner.

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– a young customer from North Yorkshire was supported to decorate his flat after he had caused some damage to the property by painting graffiti on the walls. The customer asked for the support and did all the decorating himself. A laminate floor was also laid by a professional. This young man gained practical skills and learnt the value of having a well looked after space to call home. Before and after:

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Princes Trust

– one of our customers from Scarborough living in supported accommodation has committed to a 12 week course with the Princes Trust. His support worker reports back on a recent activity:

Brent took part in an activity trip, heading to The Lake District for 3 nights. On his return, he reported that he had a fantastic time away, saying the trip had been full of adventure and fun, an experience unlike any he has had before. He brought some small rocks back with him which he had collected along the way. He made new friends which is just what Brent needed. He was even asked to return as a volunteer when they next go on the trip. Brent used his cooking skills throughout the week and prepared food for all the young people.

The course is for 12 weeks in total with opportunities for further education or employment.