Engage, Educate, Evolve


Dear Colleagues and supporters

“1.6 million children in Britain live in housing that is overcrowded, temporary, or run-down. Some live-in housing that’s making them ill. Many are missing out on a decent education. Others suffer chronic insecurity, shuffled from place to place ‘temporary accommodation’.” Shelter 2019

Statistically people who have experienced care are more likely to go on to experience homelessness,  receive a custodial sentence and experience poor physical and mental health.

People are at risk of losing their tenancies through their difficulties prioritizing their rent due to mental health, domestic abuse, substance abuse and not being able to cope with the transition onto UC.

You Matter covers all these aspects of life and more:

As well as teaching the skills people need to keep a roof over their heads, we also put our learners in touch with the agencies who will provide the ongoing support they need to help prevent them becoming a rough sleeper, sofa surfer, victim of exploitation and at risk of further Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Are you working with a family or young person who is currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness?

We are delighted to say that You Matter will be delivered in the following locations (Application forms and information at the bottom of this post)

You Matter for mothers up to age 35 – Rushmoor Thursdays 12.30 -14.30 Park Children’s Centre

You Matter for young men up to age 35 – Andover Fridays 11.00 – 14.00 town centre venue

You Matter for mothers up to age 35 – Hayling Island – venue, dates and times to be confirmed

You Matter for mothers age up to 35 Hart District, venue, dates and times to be confirmed

You Matter for mothers age up to 35 Andover Tuesdays 12.00 – 14.00 – Springmeadow Children’s Centre – programme starts in September 2019

Growing Together – a group for families in Andover – topics and activities focusing on family wellbeing. Tuesdays 13.30 -14.30 Springmeadow Children’s Centre.

  • You Matter programmes have access to childcare
  • Travel costs can be supported.
  • Learners can count the time spent on You Matter as job search for their UC log.
  • We will take nominations up to week 2 of each programme.
  • We can do an initial home visit
  • We always ask the nominating agency to attend the enrollment with the young person.

“You Matter makes You want to Matter” AJ aged 21

We look forward to hearing from you!

Office 29, Basepoint Portway Industrial Estate Andover SP10 3FG

The nomination process can be viewed here

You can view the nominee form here

The professional nomination form here

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