The Fair Chance Project is run from Basis@336 and works with young people aged 18-24 living in Gateshead who have been evicted from supported accommodation projects and are experiencing a chaotic lifestyle. The project works intensively with service users to ensure that they are living in suitable accommodation and can maintain their tenancy, and then supports the young people to move into volunteering, training and employment opportunities.
The Fair Chance Project is part of a national programme, funded by the DCLG and the Cabinet Office, to help turn around the lives of the most vulnerable young homeless people. The programme aims to support 1,600 of the most vulnerable homeless young people in the UK, and it will enable homeless young people aged 16-24 to receive support with housing, employment and education. Our project in Gateshead works in partnership with other projects in the North East, delivered by Home Group, Depaul UK, Your Homes Newcastle and Changing Lives.
Referrals to the Fair Chance Project can be made through the Gateshead Housing Options team.