Homeless scheme helping our youths

The re-launch of YPASS in their new Northgate premises.
The re-launch of YPASS in their new Northgate premises.

A new service helping young people at risk of homelessness in Calderdale has been re-launched.

Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service (YPASS), will now be run by Horton Housing Association from new premises in Northgate.

The service offers support to young people aged 16-19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Working in partnership with a variety of agencies, YPASS aims to build independent living skills - those who use the service are supported to access grants, training and education, help with jobs and CVs as well as mediation for young people experiencing difficulties at home.

Vicky Bogg, scheme manager at YPASS, said: “Helping young people really makes the job worthwhile. We love doing what we do and we are passionate about giving people the support they need and getting them into appropriate accomodation.”

Corina Quick, 20, received help from the scheme.

“I moved out of home when I was 16 and I didn’t get the support I needed and got myself into a lot of debt,” she said.

“But the scheme has really helped me - I got a new tenancy and I’ve now got a home where I feel safe.

“It feels really nice to have that support.”

Email ypass@hortonhousing.co.uk for more information.