103,000 young people

in the UK went to their council in 2017/18 as they were homeless or at risk of becoming so.

Less than half of those (48%)

received meaningful support to prevent or relieve their homelessness.

44% of young homeless people

are not in education, employment or training.

And 41%

lack independent living skills.

What we're doing

It all starts with a home and a job

We believe no young person should be in poverty.

That’s why we’ve pioneered a scheme that gives young homeless people in Bristol, Sheffield and Birmingham the chance to renovate derelict homes they’ll actually live in.

‘Future Builders’ helps break the cycle of homelessness by equipping young people with the training and skills they need to live and work independently.

OVO powers each property for free – and once they’ve made their house a home, our apprentices are supported as they transition into longer term work.
103,000 young people

in the UK went to their council in 2017/18 as they were homeless or at risk of becoming so.

Less than half of those (48%)

received meaningful support to prevent or relieve their homelessness.

44% of young homeless people

are not in education, employment or training.

And 41%

lack independent living skills.

The 3 building blocks that can change everything

Build

Build

We create safe, affordable housing for homeless young people.

Learn

Learn

We provide them with training to secure a paid apprenticeship and/or employment.

Thrive

Thrive

We give them support to sustain their wellbeing and independence, long into the future.

"I think the opportunity’s not always there for people in my situation so it’s good to have something aimed for those who haven’t had those chances."

Sarah, Future Builders graduate

3

UK cities

76

young people supported since 2016

7

properties renovated

From bricks and mortar to a brighter future

"Future Builders has helped me see what we can accomplish if we all work together. I really want to carry on working once my current job finishes, and can’t wait to move into the property I’ve helped to renovate soon!"

Shaq, Future Builders graduate
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