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Ready, Steady, Rent – Tenancy Skills

Ready, Steady, Rent – Tenancy Skills

The Stone Foundation is excited to have launched its Pre-Tenancy Skills initiative in Suffolk - Ready, Steady, Rent!

Introducing Ready, Steady, Rent from The Stone Foundation

Some facts;

  • At least one third of care leavers will lose their accommodation in the first year.
  • It costs on average £8,000 to evict someone
  • Cost of rough sleeping for 12 months (£20,128) Vs cost of successful intervention (£1,426) (At What Cost, 2015)

Pre-Tenancy Training has proven to reduce the risk of homelessness. And ensures vulnerable or young people get the support, skills and knowledge to manage a home of their own with confidence.

As the welfare reform has had a massive effect on young people is is important they learn skills. Skills necessary to sustain a tenancy and learn to be financially capable.

About the Training

The training, designed by the Money House, Greenwich has been in place since 2012. They have trained over 1000 participants to manage their own home and finances. Empowering people with essential life skills and a base from which to grow.

The training is fun and interactive. Delivered through a range of resources, creating a supportive environment. Not classroom based. Interactive quizzes and games as well as facilitated discussion build confidence. And encourage understanding on the subject.

What does the training cover?

The training covers core modules as well as flexible modules. These depend on the group participants and what is most useful for them. There are guest speakers providing expert support and guidance, as well as mixing up the delivery. These are from local organisations and businesses.

Cooking meals on a budget is also woven into the course. Experiential learning takes place. By the group taking the lead in cooking healthy lunches for themselves.

At the end of the 3-day course, the attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Where can I do the course?

The courses are over 3 days from 10 – 3pm at different venues.

You will learn key skills such as;

  • Tenancy Management
  • Tenancy Rights
  • Benefits
  • Budgeting etc

You can also add a further day covering employment skills. This enables participants to apply for jobs and conduct themselves at interviews with confidence.

Free lunch and refreshments are available.

The course is currently free, but do charge a minimal £25 for last minute cancellations/no shows.

Find out more on their website or by sending an email to; info@thestonefoundation.co.uk

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