Cambridge Young Futures Partnership

We’re delighted to be part of the newly launched Young Futures Partnership delivering housing related support to young people across Cambridgeshire.

As a partner in the Young Futures Partnership (YFP) we are pleased to share that we have been awarded the Young People’s Housing Related Support service, which provides support and accommodation for young people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, in Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire, by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The Young Futures Partnership (YFP) is made up of five organisations, Riverside alongside:

  • CHS Group;
  • Orwell Housing Association;
  • Richmond Fellowship;
  • YMCA Trinity Group.

Each has a long history of supporting homeless young people in Cambridgeshire.

YFP will be run by a Partnership Board and an Operational Team. It will also include the Young People’s Voice to act as a sounding board for the evolution of the service model, oversee client outcomes and review local policies and procedures.

This new partnership will make a difference to the lives of many young people in Cambridge, drawing on our collective experience, expertise and resources to offer a consistent and quality service.

The partnership will work together closely to ensure the service develops and evolves in line with any changes in the operating environment, by pooling information and resources and working directly with Commissioners as members of the Partnership Board.  YFP will have a ‘helicopter’ view of current provision, identify emerging gaps and trends and seek out opportunities to innovate in response.

The key service developments that are currently being worked on include:

  • A new referral process; with a single point of access for referrals
  • A new delivery model, consisting of a ‘Hub and Spoke’ approach;
  • Community support;
  • A broad range of accommodation based services.

We will be sharing more details with you in the near future, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or would just like to find out more contact Russell Wilkinson, Area Manager at Riverside ([email protected]).