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Services for Young Parents

Bristol Young Parents Alliance (BYPA)

BYPA is a service for vulnerable parents in Bristol. It offers 36 units of accommodation for couples and single parents in Southmead, Easton and Knowle. We also offer a floating support service to residents, helping them through their journey to independent living and preventing homelessness.

All residents and floating support service users will be allocated a Support Worker and develop a support plan, enabling them to progress towards more independent living in the future. We are committed to recognising the specific housing-related support needs of parents and tailoring our services accordingly.

To speak to a trained member of the Places for People BYPA team, you can call the BYPA helpline number on 0117 9559792.

Gloucester Young Parents

The Gloucester Young Parents service is primarily for parents aged 16 – 21. Like the residents at BYPA, you will be allocated a Support Worker and develop a personal support plan. Residents are expected to stay for up to 12 months, but some stay for a shorter period depending on their circumstances.

Referrals to the Gloucester Young Parents service are made by Gloucestershire County Council. Gloucestershire County Council’s Housing Advice Team can be contacted on 01452 396396.

Phoenix Place

Phoenix Place is located in central Bristol and houses women aged 16+. It provides support to a total of 55 residents, with specific units for single women and mothers with a child aged up to 2 years old. The accommodation consists of 4 self-contained flats and 51 rooms contained in a mixture of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed flats with shared kitchens and bathrooms.

To find out more, call the Phoenix Place Team on 0117 927 3844

Referrals to Phoenix Place are made by Bristol City Council’s Housing Support Register. If you aren’t on the system yet, you can contact the Bristol City Council’s Homelessness Team on 0117 3526800.

Listen to Emily as she speaks of her experiences living on the streets and her journey to securing a stable home.

"From being homeless to where I am now has really changed my life... They have helped me really learn how to be a good parent... I want to be able to start working again and lead a better life. It's made me a stronger person than I used to be. This whole place just means everything to me"

- Emily's story

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