‘Live and Work’ partnership between St Basils & Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust – A community response to youth homelessness.
‘Live and Work’ partnership between
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals
NHS Trust and St Basils
This is an innovative scheme which will provide 27
Apprenticeships for young people who will be
homeless or at risk of homelessness from across
Birmingham and Sandwell. The Trust will provide
a block of apartments previously used as staff
accommodation but no longer in use. St Basils will
use funding from The DCLG’s Empty Homes Community Grant Programme to refurbish the flats,
providing on-site shared accommodation for the
apprentices. Keepmoat Regeneration, a partner of St
Basils, will complete the refurbishment of the
accommodation. St Basils will manage the
accommodation and support the young people
in their homes and the Trust will provide a range
of Apprenticeship opportunities across their
domain. A Pre-Apprenticeship programme is
being funded by Health Education West Midlands
and delivered at University Hospital Birmingham.
The particular innovation of this scheme is that
young people will be benefit free. The funding
and support structure has been developed to
ensure that young people can have the
opportunity to live and work without recourse to
It takes a community to bring up its young people. This scheme recognises, encourages and supports that approach.
Help us find work, earn our own income
ch prevent and support young people out of homelessness.
It is better for our future and costs less