Based in Earl’s Court, this service supports 24 single homeless young people from 16 years of age with a range of support needs.
of customers in education and training achieved a qualification
of customers secured settled accommodation
of customers moved on positively from Burton-White House
Customers are referred by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council and stay up to two years. When customers move in we empower them to make decisions about their support, including choosing their Support Worker and times of 1:1 sessions. Our person centred approach enables customers to identify their existing strengths and skills so they can achieve their goals and aspirations. We also believe customers can move beyond their current support needs and achieve their full potential by developing new skills and accessing opportunities.
Whilst at Burton-White House, customers engage in developing life and independent living skills including building self esteem, fostering positive relationships, budgeting, maximising income and engaging with the local community and amenities. Work around improving physical and mental health is supported by organisations such as The Running Charity. Regular workshops are available to residents including sexual health awareness led by EpicCIC, and cooking and healthy eating workshops supported by The Felix Project, City Harvest and Pret A Manger donations.
Support into education, training or employment is tailored to individual needs, circumstances and goals on various levels. This includes initial advice, signposting to adult learning courses and support to access volunteering roles. Employment opportunities are also promoted through the Customer Employment Partnership. Customers are also supported to look at any underlying barriers to this, such as offending histories. This work is complemented by joint working with organisations such as Arts Source Group.
Once customers are ready to move on, we support them to develop tenancy sustainment skills and look for independent accommodation (usually shared housing in the private rented sector).
Burton-White House consists of 24 en-suite rooms. There is a communal lounge and kitchen, and a garden available to all customers.
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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
*of those who left the service and needed support in this area.