The Holdings in Bournville provides supported housing to young people aged 16 – 21 making the transition to fully independent living.
This includes young people that have been cared for by a local authority, those coming to Birmingham to pursue educational opportunities and those referred through other young people focussed services.
It is a small project, with nine fully self-contained flats, set in the heart of Bournville.
The move isn’t always easy and comes with challenges. However, the Holdings’ team offer a safe home and work with young people to develop essential life skills, like budgeting and cooking, that they need to maintain a successful and independent tenancy.
The team also support young people with their personal and social development skills, which in turn can help them to contribute and achieve as members of their community.
Unlike similar services, the Holdings is one of the only to offer fully-furnished flats in which all the contents belong to tenants once their residency begins.
Young people are given the opportunity to take the furniture with them when they move into their own first independent home.
For more information, please contact us, your local authority’s children’s services department or a designated social worker.
If you are a social worker and wish to visit the Holdings, or make a referral, please contact the project by emailing our Customer Services team at TheHoldings@bvt.org.uk