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Burton-White House

Based in Kensington near Earl’s Court, this service supports 24 single young people from 16 to 25 years of age with a range of support needs.

In the last year:

100%

of customers who wanted education or training were supported to get it

100%

of customers who needed to reduce their debt did so

92%

of customers who needed to find new settled accomodation did so

Young people are referred to Burton-White House by Kensington and Chelsea Council, and stay for up to two years. It consists of 24 en-suite rooms. There is also a communal lounge, kitchen and garden.

When customers move in we empower them to make decisions about their support from the start, including choosing their support worker and the times of 1:1 sessions. Our approach focuses on identifying their strengths, encouraging them to choose their own goals in order to move on to independent lives on their own terms.

We help customers at Burton White-House to develop independent living skills including budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and fostering positive relationships with others. Work improving physical and mental health is delivered too, supported by organisations like The Running Charity. Regular workshops cover topics from sexual health awareness (led by EpicCIC) to healthy eating.

We tailor education, training and employment support to individual circumstances and goals. We provide advice, signposting to educational opportunities, and help with accessing volunteering roles. Furthermore, we help people address underlying barriers to working, such as physical health needs or offending histories. This work is complemented by partnerships with organisations such as Arts Source Group.

When customers are ready to move on, we work closely with them to do so. That might mean moving back in with family, moving to less supported accommodation, or finding independent accommodation (usually shared housing in the private rented sector).

Before coming to live at Burton-White House I’d been in a lot of trouble. When I moved in, it was a new start and a chance to move away from this background. I feel better about things now because staff are supporting me by talking through everything with me. It’s helpful living with people who have the same experiences as me.

Samuel, a customer of Burton-White House

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