Grenfell Housing & Training (for young people)
Grenfell Housing & Training provides housing and support in Merton, Kingston and Wandsworth for young people aged 16-30, young mothers and people with learning disabilities.
Our tenants have the support of a dedicated housing officer. The housing officers work closely with tenants, getting to know each person individually and finding out about their aspirations. We provide a range of support services for our tenants designed to help move each person towards independence. We encourage tenants to take up the training opportunities we offer
We run a programme of soft skill development and one to one interventions with the supported housing officers covering areas such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, healthy living and issues around dependence on drugs or alcohol. Tenants also have access to the accredited training and employment advice from our training department. We aim to move our tenants on to permanent accommodation after two years with Grenfell.
16 – 24 Project: for young people with a learning difficulty or health problem not currently in education, employment or training. We offer personalised support to help you to move into work, study or training. You can study driving theory, work skills, health & safety qualifications, problem-solving, time management, team work and independent living skills.
We also offer other practical courses to improve employability skills, build confidence and prepare people for work as well as courses in ICT, English, and Maths. Courses can be run from beginner or entry levels through to Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 2.
Traineeships: an education programme, including 100 hours of high quality work experience, in a placement suited to your skills and interests. You receive support, supervision, an exit interview, Maths and English tuition, and preparation for paid work or an apprenticeship. These normally last between 3 and 6 months.
Who to contact
- 020 8545 2588 (South Wimbledon)020 3675 0080 (Mitcham)
- Wandle Valley Resource Centre
- CR4 3FA
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
For housing, we need referrals from Merton, Kingston or Wandsworth Housing Advice sections. For training, you may self-refer or be referred by your Local Authority Youth, SEN or social care team.
The Gables is a property housing adults aged 18-55 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
The Supported Living Team from London Borough of Merton provides 24-hour staffing to support the tenants with a focus on community engagement and developing independent living skills. tenants have similar access to the training, advice and employability services with which we are associated.
Our training programmes can be specifically tailored around young people with additional needs. We welcome students with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan.