Youth2Independence accommodation and education program

Young Tasmanians are taking part in the Youth2Independence program at Devonport (Eveline House), Hobart (Trinity Hill) and Launceston (Thyne House). The Youth2Independence facilities (Y2I) are managed by Anglicare Tasmania.

Y2I is for young people aged between 16-24 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and are willing to participate in education, training and employment.

It provides a safe and affordable home base as students learn new skills on their way to independence.

The Tasmanian Government’s Youth2Independence model (Y2I) uses the Advantaged Thinking approach to support young people to thrive. This aims to tap into their goals and ambitions and nurture their talents.

Y2I students are encouraged to contribute to the community in which they live.

Eligibility and Readiness

People interested in Y2I can apply through Housing Connect.

Applicants must:

  • be aged between 16-24 years old
  • be at risk of or experiencing homelessness
  • meet the social housing criteria
  • be willing and ready to engage in education, training and employment.

The Deal

A commitment to learning. 

Young people who live at Y2I choose to commit to developing in six areas:

  1. education
  2. employment
  3. health and wellbeing
  4. housing and living skills
  5. community participation and
  6. social connections.

This includes completing a Certificate I in Developing Independence.

“The Deal” is uniquely tailored to match each young person’s interests, skills and talents.

Advantaged Thinking

Youth2Independence uses the Advantage Thinking approach.

This approach is about focusing on and using people’s strengths, qualities and capabilities.

Anglicare helps to connect young people with opportunities and networks, so they can participate and contribute to the community in which they live.

Youth2Independence offers every young person:

Education by

– recognising their prior or informal learning
– affirming their existing skills, talents and aspirations
– supporting them to access, enrol and stay engaged in education or training

Housing and Living Skills by:

– supporting their knowledge and skills to access and maintain housing
– building skills such as financial literacy, legal rights and obligations, cooking and self-care

Health and Wellbeing by:

– supporting them to build and maintain positive physical, mental and emotional health, and prioritise their wellbeing

Employment by:

– supporting their focus on career goals and connecting them with the resources to achieve them

Connections by:

– fostering opportunities for community participation through personal relationships and social, cultural and economic networks

Steps to Y2I

1

Apply at Housing Connect

Housing Connect is where a young person can apply to be part of the Y2I program.

Call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Housing Connect has offices in Hobart, Rosny, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Smithton and Zeehan.

You can find the office addresses here.

2

Eligibility and Readiness

To be eligible for Y2I applicants will need to meet a number of criteria. This includes signing up to “The Deal”.

For full details on the Y2I program read the Y2I Supported Accommodation Policy.

 

3

Suitability and placement

If your application is successful, you will be referred to Y2I to see if there is a current vacancy that is suitable.

If not, you will be put on a waitlist for a place in the Y2I program.

4

The Deal

To be part of Y2I,  you will need to sign ‘The Deal’.

The Deal sets out your commitment to learning and development.

Y2I Locations

South

Trinity Hill in Hobart

North

Thyne House in Launceston

North West

Eveline House in Devonport

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