Youth homelessness prevention services provided by Stirling Council and partner organisations
Supported housing for young people
As well as the Advice Centre, The Bridge provides residential supported accommodation for 10 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 and an outreach service for up to 12 young people in the community. The project can also accept emergency placements for up to two clients. The accommodation is self-contained and fully furnished. The Project provides support to vulnerable young people and helps develop the skills required to live independently. The Bridge also assists young people to access education, training and employment.
The Project works with:
- Churches Start Up (to provide starter packs and food packs for clients)
- Fab-Pad Programme (to develop young people's skills in decorating and home maintenance)
- Falkirk Furniture Project (to provide recycled furniture for new tenancies)
- Throughcare and Aftercare
- Stirling Youth Partnership
- Compass for Life Partnership
- DWP and Job Centre Plus
- Careers Service
- Stirling Homelessness Partnership
Both the residential project and the outreach service aim to provide young people with the skills to live independently and to reduce the likelihood of repeat homelessness.