SHYPP works with 16-25 year olds who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. We accept referrals from all agencies as well as self referrals. SHYPP has developed a range of accommodation offers suitable for young people at different stages in their lives. We are not just about accommodation, we also work with young people through training programmes and a wide range of activities. SHYPP wants to give young people the opportunity to develop independent living skills, identify their talents and go on to live happy and successful lives. All young people within our accommodation are expected to engage and work with SHYPP on a programme tailored to their needs.SHYPP also provides floating support to assist young people in their own homes, enabling them to access accommodation, maintain accommodation and help with debt management.

Referrals can be made directly to SHYPP via our agency referral form or through drop-in  to our duty crisis service or via the placements team for LAC young people.  We treat every young person as an individual and interview all young people prior to accommodation offers and according to eligibility .

We may not always have vacancies immediately available but please do still refer so we can start working with a young person and give them the best chance to move in to any accommodation in a planned way.

We accommodate 30 young people in our three foyers in Hereford, Ross and Leominster. All our foyers are accredited with the Foyer Federation.

We have four move-on flats in one building, a three person shared house in Hereford City, and six move-on flats in Leominster/Ross. These properties are for young people who following a successful stay in one of the foyers who want to continue to develop before moving onto their own tenancy.

6 flats across Hereford city exclusively for care leavers.

Young peoples workers assist young people in their own homes, enabling them to access accommodation, maintain the accommodation and help with debt management.

Training and group work with16-25year old young parents

SHYPP offers a wide range of training opportunities to young people including accredited courses.

Current courses vary according to what the young person’s interests are. Previous courses have included personal development, film work and photography, budget cooking, Kool-It (anger management), healthy relationships, employability and even star gazing.

We also offer accredited Arts Awards courses.

SHYPP delivers educational workshops in schools,colleges and other youth service environments. The programme aims to highlight the risks and dangers of homelessness. It is aimed at preventing homelessness and enabling young people to see how they can prepare and plan more effectively as they look to move on from home or existing accommodation.

Shypp provide student placements for Student social workers,counselors and other training professionals.

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