Six of the fifteen residents at CHS’ Ely Young People’s Service have this month moved on successfully into independent living after receiving up to two years of support and accommodation. The service at Wheatsheaf Close, Ely supports young 18-25 year olds who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness, for a period of up to two years.

During their time with us, our young people have gained skills in managing their budgets and tenancy, applied for and remained in further education or employment, filling in forms, learning to shop and cook for themselves as well as gaining a wide range of housekeeping skills including cleaning and washing. They also found time to contribute to the well-being of the service by working well with staff and other residents, supporting each other and being good neighbours.

Nigel Howlett, CHS Group Chief Executive says “This is a great success story and is the best outcome we could hope for. Both staff and residents have worked really well together over the past couple of years and the young people now have the vital skills they need to allow them to go on to live successful independent lives and we wish them all the very best. Our staff at Ely Young People’s Service have done a great job guiding these young people and their dedication and commitment is highly commendable, as are the efforts of the young people themselves.”