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West Kent YMCA – Charity No 803529
             Acknowledgements

              This presentation has been put together
               by the young people themselves
              They now have several in-house
               committees for arranging events and for
               fundraising.
              Thank you for taking the time to watch




West Kent YMCA – Charity No 803529
                          RYDER HOUSE

              THERE ARE 24 SELF CONTAINED FLATS
               WITHIN SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION
               FOR 16-30 YEAR OLDS WHO FIND
               THEMSELVES HOMELESS




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             RYDER HOUSE IS MORE THAN A PLACE TO STAY. IT IS A
             PLACE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND GAIN THE CONFIDENCE
             NEEDED TO MOVE ONTO INDEPENDENT LIVING IN A
             SUSTAINABLE WAY

              OUR MISSION              OUR VISION


              MOTIVATING AND           HELPING YOUNG
               EQUIPPING THE MOST        PEOLE BUILD THEIR
               VULNERABLE AND            FUTURE
               DISENGAGED YOUNG
               PERSON WITH THE
               SKILLS FOR LIFE, FOR
               WORK AND FOR
               LIVING




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                 HOMELESSNESS THE FACTS

              We receive many
                                       50
               referrals throughout    45
               the year from various   40
                                       35
               agencies                30                                   Referrals
                                       25                                   Move Ins
                                       20                                   Move Ons
                                       15

              Here are the figures    10
                                        5
               for 2006 showing         0
                                            16-19   19-23   24-27   27-30
               how many clients we
               were able to help


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             More Move On Accommodation


              The figures presented is just a drop in
               the ocean
              In order for us to help more young
               people we need to find more move- on
               accommodation
              We now have 3 flats in Tonbridge that
               can house a further 6 clients but more is
               needed

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             FUTURE FRAMEWORK

              Work with all organisations to address
               the issues young people face.
              Work with and encourage Landlords to
               accept tenants on a low income with our
               support to ensure they maintain their
               tenancy
              To make a Difference to their lives and in
               the wider community

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             RYDER HOUSE- ONGOING
             PROJECTS
              ENGAGED A YOUTH INCLUSION WORKER

              APPLIED FOR FUNDING FOR KEEP HEALTHY
               PROJECT INCLUDING HIP HOP DANCING

              PRODUCED OWN NEWSLETTER

              IN PROCESS OF PRODUCING A HARD HITTING FILM
               ON SUBSTANCE MISUSE FOR ALL THE YOUNG
               PEOPLE IN KENT

              HAVE OWN CANDIDATE IN THE KENT COUNTY
               COUNCIL YOUTH ELECTIONS


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             Projects For the Year Ahead

              Create a Breathing Place for the local
               community as part of the BBC Autumn
               Watch Campaign
              Fundraise and Twin with a YMCA
               Abroad to help make a difference
              Campaign with Y Care International on
               the Year of Aids
              Have Fun


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             HOW YOU CAN HELP

              There are many ways you could help.
              Make a donation on our website
               www.westkentymca.org.uk
              Donate a prize for our raffle towards our
               fundraising enterprise
              Donate vouchers or equipment to help
               when young people move in and out of
               the project - to give them a start as they
               move forward

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             WANT TO KNOW MORE

              Visit the projects first hand and see for
               yourself the difference it makes to young
               peoples lives. For more information contact
              info@westkentymca.org.uk
              Rob Marsh - Chief Executive 07941388852
              David Hawksworth - Housing Manager
              Lesley North-Smith - Director of Operations
              www.westkentymca.org.uk

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             Useful links


              Homelessness


              Inclusion project in Ryder House


              Ryder House - housing, referrals


              YMCA England - housing

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             Thanks




West Kent YMCA – Charity No 803529