Young People's Housing Advice

Young people's housing and support options in Devon

Videos

The following videos are a collection of case studies from young people explaining different accommodation routes in Devon. These include explanations of the support they receive and virtual tours of supported housing projects. There is also a video lecture from a behavioural specialist.

Below is an easy link to watch all the videos on this site.

Local Council - The Inside Story

A short story about a young person who decided to be accommodated through the local council. He currently lives at the Hennis Project but this is not the only option that is available if you decide to go down the local council route.

 

Social Care - The Inside Story

A short story about a girl who followed the Children & Young Peoples Services route. She decided to be accommodated through a host family (SLS) but this is not the only option that is available if you decide to follow the Children's Services route.

 

 

Supported Living Scheme - Virtual Tour

A short virtual tour showing what its like to live under the supported living scheme. If you decided to go down this route you would live with a host family. This is a great option if you feel you would still like to live within a family environment.

 

 

 

The Hennis Project - Virtual Tour

A short virtual tour showing what its like to live in supported accommodation with onsite support. This project is based in Exeter but there are similar projects around Devon. For more information contact your local council or support centres in your area. 

The Move Through Project - Virtual Tour

A short virtual tour showing what its like to live in supported accommodation with onsite support. This project is based in Barnstaple but there are similar projects around Devon. For more information contact your local council or support centres in your area.

 

 

Family Mediation - The Inside Story 

The following events are based on a true story. This reconstruction shows an accurate representation of what it is like to go through Family Mediation. The story is focussed around a teenager leaving home, going through mediation and then returning home.

 

Sofa Surfing

Many young people who for different reasons find themselves with nowhere to live or stay for a while, do what is called ‘sofa surfing’. This usually means staying with different friends, often on their floor or if you are lucky on their sofa. This short story is a reconstruction using real audio from a young person talking through their experiences.

 

Young & Homeless - The Inside Story

A short story from a teenager who has experienced homelessness. This video represents a life experience from a young person passing on information and advice to others who may think about going down a similar road.

 

Behavioural Specialist

This video contains a visual lecture from a behavioural specialist who goes through the do’s and don’ts when trying to understand your teenager. It is a useful tool to help you think about the best way to deal with family conflict.

 

Nightstop Devon - The Guradian Award Video

Nightstop provides emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people,  between the ages of 16-25, in the homes of volunteer hosts who have been  trained in regard to homelessness issues, and who have also been  checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Nightstop Devon have been awarded the Guardian Newspaper Charity of the Year Award for 2011. Dame Suzi Leather said “Nightstop Devon is an absolutely brilliant project and we wanted to recognise the fantastic match of public generosity for this really vulnerable group of people” 

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