BYHP Working with Young People

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Registered address
2 Chandos Close,
Banbury,Oxfordshire
OX16 4TL

Phone
01295 259442

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Charity number
1115514

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BYHP (Banbury Young Homelessness Project)

About Us

Banbury Young Homelessness Project, or BYHP, has been in existence since 1991.

Whilst known as an organisation helping homeless young people, we are in fact a charity supporting all young people aged 13 to 25 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or disadvantaged (and often their families) in Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Chipping Norton and the surrounding areas.
BYHP operates three core services supporting between 200 and 300 young people annually - Family Mediation and Counselling, Housing and Homelessness Advice and Employability, including a job club.
In addition to the core services, BYHP also runs a Peer Support Group and a food bank, as well as projects related to a range of areas including art, music and sport.
In April 2015 to March 2016 BYHP supported 225 young people aged 13-25.
We have seen strong demand so far this financial year. In the nine months to the end of December more than 170 different young people have used BYHP’s services over 1100 times, with nearly 30% of them new clients to BYHP.
As part of that, we gave out nearly 150 food bank parcels to over 50 recipients and their families and we have seen a 300% increase in counselling clients.
We normally have a team of 7 paid employees (4 F/T & 3 P/T) and the charity costs about £240,000 a year to run, all of which we have to obtain through fundraising, applying to large funding organisations or through donations.
We have 6 volunteer Trustees and about 15 regular volunteers who help us run the organisation and a growing group of local supporters we call the BYHP Advocate Network.
If you or anyone you know could use BYHP’s help please contact us.

Whilst known as an organisation helping homeless young people, we are in fact a charity supporting all young people aged 13 to 25 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or disadvantaged (and often their families) in Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Chipping Norton and the surrounding areas. 

BYHP operates three core services supporting between 200 and 300 young people annually - Family Mediation and Counselling, Housing and Homelessness Advice and Employability, including a Job Club. 

In addition to the core services, BYHP also runs a Peer Support Group and a food bank, as well as projects related to a range of areas including art, music and sport.

Between April 2016 and March 2017 BYHP supported 221 young people aged 13-25; they used BYHP’s services over 1400 times, with nearly 30% of them new clients to BYHP.

As part of that, we gave out nearly 200 food bank parcels to over 60 recipients and their families and we have seen a 300% increase in clients for counselling.

We normally have a team of 7 paid employees (4 F/T & 3 P/T) and the charity costs about £240,000 a year to run, all of which we have to obtain through fundraising, applying to large funding organisations or through donations.

We have 6 volunteer Trustees and about 15 regular volunteers who help us run the organisation and a growing group of local supporters we call the BYHP Advocate Network.

If you or anyone you know could use BYHP’s help please contact us.

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