Springboard: Young Persons Engagement Project

Our Springboard project engages with young people aged 16 to 25 who have experienced homelessness.

Through one-to-one sessions with a key worker as well as weekly group sessions, the Springboard project offers a kind and safe environment for young people to share their experiences and challenges with others who have also faced adversity.

Often in temporary accommodation or sofa surfing, this project also aims to support young people to interact with others of their own age who have faced similar issues.

Springboard is open to 32 people every year to attend one-to-one support sessions and engage in activities that are meaningful to them, and include:

Mental health remains an enduring issue for young people. Springboard’s first goal is to create a sense of community and a safe peer group where young people can start to address their issues and engage with services.

Regular activities include bouldering at the Climbing Hangar London, classes with Accumulate London, workshops with Cardboard Citizens, visits to Westminster University, and much more!

Springboard key workers also support young people’s skills development in employment, training, and education. Examples of programmes joined by Springboard clients include the Prince’s Trust Programme and, in the past, the Pret Foundation Rising Stars Programme

Springboard is kindly funded by Comic Relief.

Join Springboard

Are you 16 to 25, have experienced homelessness, including hidden homelessness such as sofa surfing, and are in need of guidance and support?

If you’re in Richmond, Kingston, Sutton, or Merton join the Springboard project!

Simply contact us here.