Developing Health and Independence


Grant: £100,000

The need

Youth unemployment in Bristol is high, making housing increasingly unaffordable and out of reach for many young people. The rate of young people in the city that have experienced homelessness in the past five years is running three times higher than the national average. 

Developing Health & Independence supports young people’s health and emotional wellbeing, along with practical issues such as housing, addiction recovery and lack of basic education and employability skills.

The project

We are funding DHI to create affordable accommodation for young people in Bristol. This involves converting properties into 12 bed spaces for care leavers and shared housing for young people at risk of homelessness or preparing to move into private rented accommodation.

The impact

As well as housing young people, this project will provide them with guided opportunities which bring about long-term positive change. DHI ensure that the young people have access to holistic support including employment services and training via a social enterprise scheme.