Educating young people to help them to make successful and informed choices on their first home

HomeOfYourOwn-300x237The Homestamp Consortium is currently working on our new educational package A Home of Your Own. This comprehensive training resource aimed at improving the awareness of young people about the housing options available to them, the costs of the choices they make and how to be a good householder.

For use within schools, this pack aims to educated 14-16 years old and older,  disadvantaged young people in understanding their housing options and the private rented sector. Young people often move into accommodation without a clear view of the costs, the options and the responsibilities they have. Flexible early eduction is seen as vital in enabling young people to make a successful move into independent living.

Access to practical and financial help, as well as other sources of support and guidance, is the key to success. Although many young people voice a strong aspiration for home ownership, others aspire to a social housing tenancy. In either case, their hopes and aspirations regarding the housing type and tenure they will be able to afford need to be firmly grounded in reality.

A Home of Your Own covers the following areas, in 4 easy-to-use lessons:

  • Highlights the importance of budget planning
  • Explores the housing options available i.e. council, registered providers, private renting and owner occupation.
  • Looks at landlord and tenant responsibilities
  • Identify things they should ask when viewing a property, and
  • Explore what they can do when things go wrong

A Home of Your Own education pack is a joint partnership project between members of the Homestamp Consortium. This package is currently out on test with educational establishments and other target groups and will be available on global release during 2014.

More information on this package can be found in our presentation HERE.

A Home of Your Own project was also shortlisted as a finalist for Innovation in the  Landlord and Letting Awards 2013/14.

If you would like further information on A Home of Your Own please email talk@homestamp.com