We offer exciting opportunities for young residents to take on new challenges and fulfil their potential.
Through our charity One Housing Foundation, we support a range of youth programmes that help young people gain skills and confidence. From weekly tuition sessions to creative workshops and sports activities, our young residents can enjoy challenging activities in a safe, stress-free environment, completely free of charge!
Our youth partnerships
We’re delighted to work with non-profit organisation Tutors United to provide free weekly lessons in Maths and English to school children in years 4, 5 and 6 (8-11 years old) to support their learning.
This service can have a huge impact on pupils who have fallen a bit behind and would like to improve their performance at school. Tutors United recruit and train university students to deliver exciting hour-long sessions that complement the national curriculum.
After just eight hours of English tuition, EAL pupils progress on average two sub-levels in English.
After 12 hours of tuition, pupils improve their performance in maths by 35%.
Year six pupil Ziyad joined Tutors United’s One Housing Remote Hub in March 2021. In his initial English assessment, he achieved a year-related expectation level of 3S, three year-levels below the average for his age. After just five hours of English tuition, Ziyad progressed by an amazing six sub-levels to score a year-related expectation level of 5S. He is now very close to where he should be for his year group and has exceeded the average national English progression rate by four sub-levels!
All sessions are currently being held online, and it’s quick and easy to sign up. To find out more and get involved, click here.
Spotlight is a creative youth service that holds regular sessions at our Phoenix Heights Community Centre in Tower Hamlets. With state-of-the-art facilities designed for young people, Spotlight works with world-class partners to deliver creative workshops, sports sessions, empowerment programmes and one-to-one support for young people aged 11 to 19.
As part of the Challenging Life by Knife (CLK) working group, in collaboration with East End Homes, Swan Housing and Tower Hamlets Homes, we have developed ‘We are Family’, our knife-crime prevention programme.
By working with local authorities, knife crime prevention groups, ex-youth offenders, youth offending teams and the police, our workshops helped to educate the parents of young people who may be at risk of knife crime.
Our sessions aimed to raise awareness and understanding of knife crime, provide practical advice to help young people stay safe, and give parents the chance to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions.
We continue to work with the CLK group to deliver knife crime prevention programmes across Tower Hamlets, including partnering with Street Doctors, who provide first aid training for young people, as well as a range of projects and events coming later on in the year.
We’re proud to be part of the HAYN (Housing Associations’ Youth Network) working group, which brings together young people services and youth teams from several housing associations across London and the South East.