This project aims to better understand the experiences for homeless young people and those living in supported accommodation services when trying to access higher education. Delivered over two phases, the project will undertake small-scale research that aims to understand the barriers to higher education faced by young people residing in supported accommodation services in the city; followed by trialling interventions to support a small caseload, with a view to raising aspirations and helping to remove some of the barriers to enable participants to progress onto higher level learning.

Brighton & Hove Foyer provides short-term supported housing and currently supports around 50 young people in the city encouraging them to develop their skills and live as independently as possible and it is anticipated that outcomes from the project will be disseminated for best practice across other similar agencies as well as used by HE providers to inform targeted outreach delivery.

Project Partners:  GB MET College and Brighton & Hove Foyer

For further information please email our Innovation Fund Project Manager, Debra Vice-Holt