The Outreach Team
In October 2016 thanks to funding provided by The Robert McAlpine Foundation, the Doris Field Charitable Trust and Cherwell District Council, BYHP launched the Schools Outreach Programme to further enhance the preventative work it does by increasing awareness and specifically educating local secondary school students using sessions based around preventative actions aimed at giving the students strategies to avoid homelessness in the first instance.
In recent months, a number of local schools have welcomed Justin Donovan and Julie Briggs into assemblies and lessons to raise awareness of the services offered by BYHP.
These outreach sessions are based around preventative actions and aim to give the students strategies to avoid homelessness in the first instance.
The idea of these outreach sessions are to give young people a more detailed insight into the harsh realities of homelessness, and to show them just how debilitating and destructive it can really be. This will then help the young people to focus on steps and actions that they can take to help prevent themselves from falling into such a trap.
Learning outcomes of outreach sessions
Other ways we can support you
In addition to the in depth sessions that we can offer above, BYHP can also present sessions at school assemblies, and in lessons, about the charity and our support services; counselling and family mediation, employability with job club and food bank.
Unlocking Potential - BYHP - Unlocking Potential
Young people aged 16-25 take part in a five week course. This is made up of five accredited AQA units and a Level 2 award in Food and Safety in Catering. The course is designed to assist the young people identify personal goals, and to acquire life and work related skills.
Activate Learning - Back On Track - www.activatelearning.ac.uk/back-track
Activate Learning is working with BYHP to deliver a free project to help transform the lives of youngsters at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or who have recently become NEET.
The project, Back on Track, is funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. It will run until October 2019, focusing on helping young people aged 15-17 across Oxfordshire access the support they need to continue gaining skills and knowledge for their future careers.
Other homelessness advice
Cherwell District Council - http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/homelessness
They are responsible for: