Mediation is used to help people to resolve / work out conflict within their housing and prevent people becoming homeless. The mediation service we offer is completely impartial (not on anyone’s side) and we are not here to judge. The aim of the service is to help you find a solution that is acceptable to all the people involved.
Clients will need to live in one of the four authority areas Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales or North East Derbyshire.
We aim to help:
Young people who have run away from home
Young people who are about to be kicked out of home
Young people who are experiencing conflict with their family and have been asked to leave which may result in them becoming homeless
Young people who want to leave home without conflict
Young people who want to get back in touch with their family since leaving home
The mediation service is now up and running, and referrals are being taken from front line Housing Options Teams, MAT Teams and Social Services.
To assist you in referring applicants for mediation we’ve put together a short guide of things to check before referring clients for mediation which you can download below.
If you have any further queries about the service please don't hesitate to contact us.
North Derbyshire Housing Ambition Co-ordinator
Tel: 01246 217319
Is about giving parents and young people the relevant and realistic information they need to come to their own decisions. Evidence shows that young people are staying at home longer where this is an option. Understanding what the housing options are in the local area and being able to plan for the future is important for all young people and their families. Identifying gaps in supply and meeting the needs of those who have no option to remain at home is a key role for public authorities and housing providers.
The Positive Pathway framework proposes a universal offer of access to information and advice for young people and their families or carers to help them understand the housing options available and to inform decisions they make.
For those at risk of homelessness or unable to meet their housing needs through their own resources and networks there is a need to advise, assist and provide access to planned options at an early stage before a crises emerges. For those facing homelessness there should be an integrated service response, with access to a range of supported housing options via a targeted and integrated single point of entry.
Housing Ambition delivered a successful Schools Homelessness Prevention Project over the academic year 2015/16. Visiting 16 schools across Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover & Derbyshire Dales areas to deliver a 1 hour lesson to pupils aged from aged 12 – 16.
The project reached almost 3,000 students in total and covered topics such as the reasons young people can become homeless, housing options, budgeting and money and where to go for advice.
Please see our School Statistics for a full breakdown of communications with the schools.
The ways in which a schools homelessness prevention project can be delivered county wide are currently being looked at so more information on this will follow.
f you would like further information on schools project or if you would like us to come and speak to any young people you are working with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact on this page.