MAKE A DONATION
Make a donation and support our work with people moving to independence
DONATE DIRECT TO SOMEONE
Purchase from their Argos wishlist and help make a home!
BECOME A PARTNER
Involve your business in preventing homelessness
BECOME A COMMUNTY VOLUNTEER MENTOR
Gain new skills and provide guidance & support for someone moving to independence
MAKE A DONATION
YOUR DONATION WILL HELP PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
Our mission is to prevent youth homelessness.
Your Own Place CIC supports people of all ages across Norfolk and Suffolk to move to independence. We do this in a number of ways and your donation would be contributing to the best possible outcomes for young people.
- Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Plus (TILS+) training in small groups and 1-2-1. We cover budgeting, all aspects of money skills, housing options, tenancy rights and responsibilities and loads more. We use lots of high quality resources and provide refreshments too.
- Employment Support. We firmly believe that the best way of keeping your home is by having a job. We support young people at any stage of the transition into work, including looking for better paid jobs, Supported Work Experience and just getting started.
- Volunteer Mentoring. You can sign up for to make a real, tangible and lasting change by becoming a Volunteer Mentor to a person moving to independence. You can read lots more here!
MAKE A DONATION TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME
We all dream of having a safe and secure home. Just somewhere to go back to at the end of the day with our things, that we feel pride in and that feels safe too!
It’s such an exciting time getting your own home. But in the race and desire to make it a home, it is easy to become not just overwhelmed, but demotivated when everything costs so much. The dawning realisation that you can’t afford curtains, a fridge or even a bed means that young people quickly lost heart in the dream.
This can spiral to not looking after their home and even losing it, as it doesn’t feel like a home or worth holding on to.
NOW, you can help them make it a home by investing in someone through their Argos wish lists. Find out what they think makes a home and help them to make it a reality that they hold on to with your help!
BECOME A PARTNER
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED
We work across sectors and the community because people need help of different kinds. If you’d like to get involved in a different way, perhaps my offering work experience, ongoing investment or support ‘in kind’, consider becoming a partner.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY MENTOR
BECOME A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER MENTOR AND SUPPORT SOMEONE MOVING TO INDEPENDENCE
This is where your support gets real!
You will be trained to support someone as an invaluable Community Volunteer Mentor. Maybe you’re a listener or maybe you’ll give them a nudge now and then. You’ll get the most inspiring training to prepare you for the role and we’ll support your development too.
Following a DBS check and successful completion of the training you’ll be matched to a mentee nearby and meet with them no less than fortnightly.
Together you’ll help them reach achieve their aspirations, talk about how they’re managing and provide practical tips. It’s a great way of making a real difference.