Who we are and what we do...

This is a tough time for young people who are struggling with many aspects of life including, their living environment, Careers and sustainability in all they do.

Our aim at SGYH is to provide a stable living environment for homeless young people in order for them to develop and gain independence. To foster both self-reliance and a sense of community for all young people to support. Through encouragement, support and guidance, help young people to seek and obtain sustainable meaningful activities.



Help with young people's needs

  • Young people might need to claim benefits while they train or study
  • They might need help with health or support and encouragement because of the stress and anxiety of being homeless or dealing with adversity
  • Young people also need help to find courses and opportunities to develop their skills and make themselves more attractive to employers

Links to other organisations

SGYH works with a great many other organisation who provide courses and training for young people. We have good links with support organisations and other housing organisations in the area. We also have links with food banks and work with the local authority to get the services that young people need.

The emotional welfare of young people is very important. Very often young people suffer from mental health problems or just find life difficult to deal with. Their relationships with their family can be strained and the experience of being homeless is very stressful. Our support workers are used to helping young people, and sometimes their parents, come to terms with the young person's transition to independent living.

For further information, please get in touch.



SGYH manages two training flats in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council Children’s Services.

The flats are located in the centre of Kingswood close to the Park, Kings Chase Shopping Centre and the Library, and provide young people in care with the opportunity to experience living ently in a secure and safe environment.



We have a 10 Bed shared house providing temporary supported accommodation for single, young people aged between 18 and 24 years old. The property is owned by Places for People, but is managed by SGYH, and is a registered charity.

Support workers are based nearby from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, plus on call through the night and weekends for emergencies.

For further information, please get in touch.



As well as a home, young people need support in life, as well as training and work. This support can make a big difference to the lives of young people. We offer help with both practical and emotional support such as:

  • Finance and weekly budgeting
  • Food preparation and Maintaining a healthy diet.
  • Safety in the home
  • Accessing local services
  • Communicating with neighbours, guests and others
  • Personal hygiene
  • Laundry
  • Accessing leisure, social and recreational opportunities
  • Problem solving


As a registered charity, SGYH has a board of management Trustees who are responsible for the overall running of the organisation. They meet every three months and make decisions on policies for the selection of residents, employment of staff, financing and determine how the organisation operates.

The trustees are all unpaid volunteers with a common interest in the welfare of young people. They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

If you would like more information about becoming a Trustee, please contact us. No previous experience of acting as a Trustee is necessary.