CEYP is a community youth project providing advice around welfare benefits, housing and debt, as well as careers support and guidance to young people from Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham.
Berkeley Foundation is supporting CEYP to deliver a new project 'Under One Roof' which will engage young people at high risk of homelessness who are in need of long-term, intensive support. The young people supported through this project will be facing homelessness, in short-term accommodation, or at high risk of becoming homeless. Many of them will have left the care or justice system, be fleeing violence, or be subject to prejudice.
The project will deliver skills workshops, accredited careers advice, and peer mentoring support to help young people experiencing homelessness to secure and maintain a tenancy, and improve their confidence, mental health and resilience. Those at risk of losing their accommodation will receive intensive support from a newly appointed project co-ordinator, with the goal of preventing them from becoming homeless and empowering them to develop skills for independent living.