The Hall provides a safe environment for homeless young people to get support, advice and guidance.
The Hall helps young homeless people to make informed choices which take them out of homelessness. Support continues by helping them to live independently. Many of the young people we support have had challenging childhoods with little or no family support. Initial advice and guidance, help to find a placement or secure a tenancy and outreach support once a young person has somewhere to live are all part of the service provided.Why the community needs us
44% of homeless people in Mansfield are young people aged between 16-25 compared with 11% of the population of Mansfield who are aged between 16-25. Mansfield has the highest number of rough sleepers in the county outside of Nottingham city centre. The most widely cited reason for being homeless is that parents are no longer willing to accommodate. The Hall provides the support and guidance these young people need to help them be successful in living independently.Our impact on the community
So far this year (Jan-June 2012) we have had 470 visits from young people asking for help. After securing accommodation many continue to access the life skills programme, which helps them to gain the self esteem and confidence they need to remain living independently. A number of young people have gone on to become mentors, entered further education or found employment.