Ambition East Midlands is an innovative ‘housing first’ support project focussing on homeless young adults who are unable to access existing services. Launched in January 2015, this three year project ensures that vulnerable 18–24 year olds have a secure home from which to build their aspirations for employment and learning. The project is now closed to new referrals.
Each young adult referred to Ambition has a dedicated link worker providing intensive, personalised support that begins by helping them find a stable place to live. Over the three years they are supported to sustain their tenancy and develop the skills and confidence to enter employment, education, training or volunteering. They also have somewhere to turn for help with wider life issues such as budgeting, health, offending, drug and alcohol addiction or relationships.