Our Training

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 independently in a secure and safe environment.


Cost to the Young Person

Young people who stay in the flats are asked to pay a nominal weekly service charge that covers the use of utilities such as gas, water, TV licence etc. The electricity is on a meter and will need to be purchased through your stay.

How to Refer

Applications can be made by a social worker and the young person. Please email lisa.hook@sgyh.co.uk for an application form or telephone 0117 935 2881 for further details.

For further information, please get in touch.


How does it work?

The young person will be given the opportunity to live in the flat, for a total of nine weeks, this will preferably be in three, three, week blocks. During their time in the flat Support Staff will help with:

  • 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

SGYH support staff are available on site from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and by telephone for emergencies out of these hours.


How this is Achieved

A timetable of training sessions will be completed with the young person’s social worker, foster carers, SGYH support staff and the young person themselves. The program will be tailored around the needs of the resident and any work or education commitments, ensuring each young person obtains the level of support and help they need.

Who is Eligible?

  • Young people in care aged 16 years or over
  • Young people soon to be leaving foster care
  • Young people who have demonstrated they are ready to plan for independent living
  • Young people who are willing and able to attend sessions and accept the help and support provided
  • Young people who are willing to accept the rules of SGYH’s Training Flat provision

What is Provided?

The flats are fully furnished and include the following:

  • Bedroom; a single bed, chest of drawers and a cupboard
  • Kitchen: all white goods, kettle, microwave, sauce pans, pots, crockery and cutlery
  • Lounge/diner: seating, dining table, shelving, TV, WIFI
  • Bathroom
  • Ironing and ironing board
  • Bed linen and towels

What is not Provided?

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Food
  • Telephone

Young people are welcome to bring their own belongings to help them feel more at home and secure within the environment. However, please note that there is no insurance for personal items, so please avoid bringing anything of value.


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