Young people showcase progress at fun filled Coach House open day

17 August 2018

Young people from our Coach House Foyer in Penzance held an open day this week to showcase the valuable independent living experience they have gained during their stay at the foyer.

There were displays from the Penzance Youth Market, a mask-making workshop, face painting, tombola, children’s craft corner and fun fair games, a BBQ and more.

Jo Gilbert, LiveWest Support Officer at the Coach House said: “This open day was an opportunity for others to see exactly what we do and how the young people progress and grow in the Coach House. We invited everyone who works with our young people and all the agencies that support them.”

“The open day was led by our young people and the majority of the organisation was done by them. We also involved the youth market and soft play project as we have young people involved with these organisations. In fact, one of our former customers founded and runs the soft play project. Events like this one aim to develop life skills and give young people valuable experience so that when they leave, they feel equipped and ready to start their new lives in independent living.''

The Coach House provides young people aged between 16 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation and support to get their lives back on track.