Throughout the development of the East Street Mews project, our project team have met with young people and team members from the fabulous Bristol-based organisation 1625 Independent People* to discuss the development of the scheme.
By participating in 1625IP’s regular Youth Forum, we have captured valuable insight from young people who have experienced homelessness which will, in turn, help us respond to the needs of future residents.
With conversations centred around what works to create a sense of home and independence (and what really doesn’t), we have sought input on the apartment design, decor and the future management of the property.
We look forward to welcoming the people involved in these discussions to the completed building to see where their ideas have been incorporated into the scheme.
85,000 young people in the UK become homeless every year. In fact, young people are three times more likely to experience homelessness than the rest of the population.
East Street Mews brings together a team of local businesses, charities and experts to create vital housing for young homeless people in Bristol.
*1625IP, is a well established local charity with over 30 years experience in tackling youth homelessness. It provides a wide range of services and support to young people who are at risk of, or have experienced homelessness in the city.