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Have say on housing, support and family mediation services

Young people and other stakeholders are being encouraged to have their say about housing and support services for young people.

The City of Wolverhampton Council offers a range of housing, support and family mediation services designed to support young people aged 16 to 18, or up to 25 if they have additional needs or are leaving care, and to help prevent them from becoming homeless.

A review is now underway to find out how effective these services are. Young people who have or are currently using these services, along with other stakeholders, are being invited to give their views and to make suggestions about what could be done better in future.

The outcomes of the review will feed into the development of an improved service model next year.

The 3 month consultation will end on 25 January, 2019 and people can have their say by completing a short survey at Young People's Housing and Support Services (including Family Mediation). A number of workshops will also be held involving young people who have or are using these services, along with relevant stakeholders. Young people who take part in the consultation will be in with a chance of winning a £20 high street shopping voucher.

Councillor Peter Bilson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, said: "We want to ensure that the level of help and support which is available to young people is as good as it can be, so I would encourage anyone who is or who has used these services, their families and other stakeholders to take part in the consultation."

Councillor Paul Sweet, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added: "These are really important services and the findings of this consultation will help inform our decisions when they are recommissioned in 2019."

For more information, please email people.commissioning@wolverhampton.gov.uk or call 01902 551350.

  • released: Wednesday 31 October, 2018