Tucked away on Cliff Road in a quiet part of Sheringham, the YPS Project is a just a quick walk from the town and beach. It is staffed during the day with support staff available at nights and weekends if needed.
Young people moving in go through a selection process which involves looking at what help they need to live independently and whether or not they are at risk to other people in the Project. If a young person has a criminal record each case is looked at sensitively and individually and there are no blanket restrictions.
As the project is not routinely staffed in the evenings and at weekends, young people moving into the building must be able to live semi-independently and committed to getting back into education, training, employment or volunteering.
The building has seven bed spaces, as well as laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, a large resident’s lounge, training kitchen and a staff office area. This project has a small patio and garden area where residents grow their own produce. The Sheringham project has good rail links to Norwich.
When a young person moves into our Sheringham Project, we work with them to find their strengths and weaknesses and create a plan to work to over the following months. This support plan is geared towards gaining the skills needed to move on and live independently, although it can contain pretty much anything that the young person wants some help with. This can be cooking, budgeting, health issues, getting back into education or training, finding a job, dealing with debt – the list is endless. Whilst the staff in the building know a lot, they’re not experts in everything, but they are very good at finding the right person or organisation who can help and will arrange a referral.
If you’d like to apply to our Sheringham Project, please give us a call, email us or simply pop in for a chat.