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INTRODUCTIONS FROM THE... Chair of the Board

VOLUNTEER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Oliver Delany (Chair) Nick Danks (Treasurer) Brendan Weekes (Vice Chair) David Clowes Karen Ross (retired with thanks 28 Sept 2016) Craig Wilson Julia Clarke Phil Bowley Alice Marshment (retired with thanks 25 April 2016) Jane Keenan Kane Kirkbride Caroline Howlett (joined 28 Sept 2016)


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Given the starting point of so many of our young people, the success of the vast majority in moving on successfully into independent living represents a considerable triumph for them. It is also an immense source of satisfaction to the 1625ip team. This success stems from the fact that 1625ip is so much more than just a simple provider of accommodation. The ‘difference that makes the difference’ is the dedication of our staff, volunteers and partners, and the comprehensive range of additional support we provide. We know this through the testimony of the young people involved, alongside three independent evaluations of projects and of our services as a whole. The evaluations provide valuable insights into what worked well and what we could do even better. It has been particularly gratifying to learn of the further benefits that the projects provided that had not originally been anticipated. While last year we did much to improve the properties we let to young people, it was also evident that we needed to upgrade the physical working environment for our staff. In consequence, we have begun a programme of improvements. This was all the more important as it has been another demanding year for the capable, loyal and resilient 1625ip teams. ‘Passion’, as reflected in the belief that young people deserve the best service we can give, is a defining value of the organisation and the driver of our culture.

Challenges lie ahead, and while we have a track record that encourages optimism we have no illusions about the impact of public sector funding cuts. We are immensely grateful to our many partners and supporters great and small. This support is integral to our ability to make a difference. So too are all the smaller grants, awards and donations which together allow us to innovate further and are equally significant in helping us to achieve our larger vision. I am both impressed by, and grateful to, our Youth Board who continue to offer the Board a highly valuable perspective. They provide a constructive and thoughtful approach which helps to ensure that when designing, delivering and evaluating our services we are guided by young people’s experience, expertise and insight. As Chair I am very appreciative of the individual and collective insights and diligence of my fellow Board members and looking ahead I have immense confidence in our Senior Management Team’s ability to lead our teams in giving of their best to our young people.

Oliver Delany Chair of the Board

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Youth Board It’s been another busy year for the Youth Board and there have been many exciting developments! We are always trying to help 1625ip grow as a charity through an understanding of our own experiences and learning from other young people by listening to them and ensuring this is fed into the top of the organisation. We are not only passionate about improving services at 1625ip but also within our wider community. We met with Mayor Marvin Rees earlier this year to share with him our experiences of being young homeless people in Bristol and how we think young people could be supported with affordable housing and Education, Employment and Training (EET) as a route out of homelessness. As advocates for other young people we have consulted on various projects, such as looking into improvements to our spaces. As a result we have had corporate volunteers in to help improve our gardens in supported housing projects and our office spaces.

personal development activities that can improve skills and confidence (which increases chances of them accessing EET!). As a result we identified that young people would benefit from the use of social media as a method of communication; it took a lot of planning, especially ensuring it was safe for users, but the page has gone live in pilot form and is going well! In our last planning meeting we agreed to work on ‘healthy rents’ as rent arrears is an organisational priority and we want to understand how 1625ip could support young people to avoid arrears. Many of us on the Youth Board understand the consequences of this from personal experiences and are passionate about helping other young people to stay on top of their rent!



















In the last year we also worked on how 1625ip could improve communication with service users, particularly around promoting


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This last year has been very successful in terms of working with businesses and setting up new schemes and systems. With the ever-decreasing amount of local authority money that exists to support people we have been working hard to look at new solutions for providing support for young people and adding value to the services that we already provide. It is really exciting to see all the work and activity that young people can take part in here but it has sometimes caused a headache recording and reporting on it all. We have lots of different streams of work and at any time young people may be accessing different types of support from different parts of the organisation and these outcomes all need collecting and reporting. To address this, we have worked with Homeless Link to adapt their Inform IT System so that all of these streams of work and achievements by the young person can be recorded and the outcomes recorded by workstream. This will help us evidence and prove the worth of our services much better. We have developed partnerships with businesses to bring great benefits to our organisation and to our young people. The OVO Foundation have supported our Community Mentoring scheme and also set up a pilot project called Future Builders in partnership with Bristol City Council and South Glos and Stroud College. Taking on 10-year leases of properties that need major repairs from the council, Future Builders have trained young people in a construction pre-apprenticeship course and then supported them into apprenticeships. The properties are refurbished by the young people and then they live in them whilst they are training. We manage to keep the rents low so that they can manage their own accommodation, outside of the benefits system, whilst on their apprenticeships. Future Builders was shortlisted for the 2017 UK Housing Awards for Outstanding Approach to Tackling Homelessness.

On the theme of work, the Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) have refurbished and provided us with three flats for care leavers who are close to the employment market. This is the first property that ACT have provided under their [establish] project which will see them produce 50 more over the next 50 years. We are already working with them and another partner CAYSH on the next property and will work closely together going forward supporting this project nationally. The three [establish] flats are let at affordable levels and thoroughly furnished to allow care leavers the time and the right environment to make their next step into independence whilst we support them through this process. Unite Students have also been supporting us throughout the year by training and mentoring staff, fundraising, helping update our HR processes and providing us with the space to deliver the new Bristol Youth MAPS service that will start in October 2017. This will be a city centre service combining the expertise and resources of Bristol City Council, 1625 Independent People and other voluntary sector providers - preventing youth homelessness where possible, by intervening earlier and where it is not possible to prevent this to help navigate the safest route to independence. This is a ground-breaking service for Bristol and will be a great step forward in prevention and early intervention for young people. As ever it has been a very exciting place to work and great to see our local and national profile increasing year on year because of the great work of our staff and the achievements of our young people.

Dom Wood Chief Executive Officer

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WHAT WE ACHIEVED – CHAMPIONING EQUALITIES AND DIVERSITY Last year we recruited staff “Champions” to help 1625ip make sure we are actively meeting the diverse needs of our communities. These “Champions” cover equality areas such as disability, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and religion as well as care leavers. They have helped us to identify new ways of doing things and challenged us to always improve and strengthen our practices and processes. Examples of the areas of work undertaken last year included: sharing resources and information with staff and young people, training and development, promoting religious festivals and events, working with care leavers to find out what they need from us and developing diversity networks and partnerships. Thank you to our 1625ip staff volunteers - they really are true champions!



Sexuality 7%

7% of the young people who accessed our housing, floating support and dispersed housing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire identified with being LBGTQ+.

Disability 41%

Of the young people accessing our supported housing services 50% in Bristol and 41% in South Gloucestershire stated that they have a disability, most commonly (50%) with a mental health disability.

Ethnicity 31%

Of the young people accessing our Bristol services (Housing, Floating Support and Dispersed Housing) and South Glos services (Housing and Floating Support), 31% identified as Black Minority Ethnic (BME).


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SERVICE PROVISION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 1625 Independent People accepted 3812 referrals from young people who needed support between 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. (714 young people were referred for more than one service). This 34% increase on the number of referrals compared with the previous year, highlights the growing needs of local young people and the demand for appropriate support services to be sustainably available to them in the South West. Housing is just the tip of the iceberg of what we do – we also work with young people to provide essential local services across a range of needs including: advice and one to one support; money management, budgeting and cooking skills; support with confidence, mental health and relationship building; family support to prevent homelessness; and accessing employment, training and education.

Services provided to young people Number of YP who accessed this service

Bristol Floating Support


Dispersed Housing


High Support


Ask Us


Drop in service


Ask Us (Advice)


Future Builders CYPS High Support BYL Prevention

9 18 144

South Glos

No. of referrals supported

Supported Housing Floating Support


2498 1866

21 110

Youth Support Service (UASC and homeless young people)


Leaving Care service


Drop in service


Other services: 2014/15



Future 4 Me Paul Hamlyn Fund (Mental Health support):

71 69

Money Tree


Job Coach


Community Mentoring


Peer Support


Group Work


Cash Pointers



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OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE % of young people who achieved a positive housing outcome Bristol Floating Support


Bristol Dispersed Housing


Ask Us: A partnership between 1625ip, Avon and Bristol Law Centre and Citizens Advice supported 130 young people to reduce poverty, manage their money better and improve health and wellbeing. High Support accommodation project for 16-17 year olds leaving care: Working in partnership with social services, 18 young people positively ‘moved on’, returning to the family home or to permanent accommodation.

South Glos. Floating Support


South Glos. Dispersed Housing


“He brought me out of my shell and helped me to become a volunteer” “He helps by giving me someone to talk to when I fall out with my parents”

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) in South Gloucestershire: 10 young people were supported to adjust to their new environment and access safe, supported accommodation, education and health care.

We recruited and trained an additional 33 Community Mentors, offering young people positive relationships in their community, increasing confidence and enabling positive life choices.

1625ip’s Participation and Learning (PaL) programme supports young people to develop confidence, interpersonal skills and practical life skills (like cooking, budgeting, applying for jobs and maintaining their home). We delivered 216 group work sessions and 100 AQA awards, giving young people a recognised qualification.

“If it wasn’t for my mentor I probably wouldn’t be here. I’m so happy that I had her to help me get my housing back and help me with everything. I’d definitely be in prison or dead if it wasn’t for her.” Jan, 17 years old, Mentee

Our Peer Support project with Learning Partnership West recruits and trains young volunteers to help make a difference to vulnerable young people’s lives. We recruited and trained 13 Peer Supporters, provided one to one support to 56 young people and group workshops to 311 young people.

Our Peer Education project, Upfront, trained and supported 12 Peer Educators to deliver 64 homelessness prevention and financial skills workshops, educating 1245 young people in schools and colleges about the realities of leaving home. We exceeded our targets by over 40%. The Cash Pointers project delivered an additional 158 Peer Education sessions to increase young people’s financial confidence.


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YOUNG PEOPLE SHARE THEIR VOICES WITH THE MAYOR OF BRISTOL The 1625ip Youth Board was pleased to welcome Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, to our head office for one of their regular meetings in January, using this valuable opportunity to raise important issues affecting the young people we support and have the chance for their voices and opinions to be heard. The visit came about after Youth Board member Jade met the Mayor at the Big Housing Conversation and invited him to attend a Youth Board meeting so they could share their insights around youth homelessness. The agenda was set by the Youth Board and addressed three key priorities for young people supported by 1625ip:

• A mental health peer education project, bringing mental health awareness and resources closer to the people that need them the most, including young homeless people. • Increasing the age limit on membership of the Youth Council so that young people over the age of 18 are represented.

“I was nervous but now I feel GOOD! Marvin told us that we have more power than we realise and our voices need to be heard. We’ve got a lot of work to do!” 1625ip Youth Board

• Making housing affordable for young people • B ringing much needed mental health support to young people affected by homelessness • Representation on the Youth Council Suggestions from the Youth Board on how to positively address these key issues included: • Support for more schemes like Future Builders, a project delivered by 1625ip in partnership with OVO Foundation, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Bristol City Council, which combines support and low cost housing for young people while they complete apprenticeship training.

“Homelessness is one of my key priorities as Mayor. By preventing youth homelessness and addressing the needs of young people supported by 1625ip we can make a long term and sustainable impact and tackle homelessness in the city.” Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees


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We work to make sure that young people are at the heart of all that we do and their voices are heard.


SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BRING HOMELESSNESS ISSUES TO THE STAGE An exciting, life-changing local arts project giving young people a public voice with which to shine a light on youth homelessness issues. In March 1625ip worked with Cardboard Citz and local arts organisations on a creative project with young people who have experienced homelessness in the city and been supported by us. Cardboard Citz’ National Residency projects bring together groups of homeless or marginalised participants, social sector staff and locally based arts practitioners to explore their issues and barriers through Forum Theatre. Creating pieces based on their experiences, these are shared with wider audiences, to discuss the issues, raise awareness and identify positive solutions. The group of young people worked together on a three-week residency to create a piece of forum theatre based on their own stories and experiences. Forum Theatre is an interactive and powerful style of theatre that empowers the creators to tell their stories in their own voices. At the same time it empowers the audience to voice their opinions and attempt to change the course of the characters’ lives and create an ultimately more positive outcome.

The performance piece the young people created, titled “Remembering Zero”, followed the journey of “Amy” as she navigates the challenges of rough sleeping, temporary accommodation and the benefits system. It was performed at the Wardrobe Theatre to a full house of invited guests including local Councillors, MPs and other young people in Bristol. Following the successful performance of “Remembering Zero” and the positive impact of the experience, we have continued to work with local partners to deliver Forum Theatre workshops for our young people.

“It was a very friendly and flexible environment. I love telling people about my experiences and opening their eyes to reality.” Andrew, “Remembering Zero” performer

This project has been possible thanks to support from local Bristol partners Wyldwood Arts and Stepping Out Theatre, and funders Arts Council England, Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation, the Rayne Foundation, Bristol City Council and The Gibbs Charitable Trust.

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LEARN MOVING FORWARD Tymara was housed with 1625ip when she was unable to remain in the family home due to relationship breakdown and mental health issues. Inspired by the support and encouragement she received, her life is now very different. Not only is she working as a Project Support Worker for 1625ip but Tymara has also just graduated, successfully achieving with a BA in Psychosocial Studies and is hoping to go on to study for a Masters’ degree at Cambridge University.

I grew up in Dorset with my mum but then our relationship broke down due to my mum’s, and my own, mental health issues. After that I moved to Bristol to live with my Aunt, however this relationship broke down due to its abusive nature. After this I received support from 1625ip, living in Bristol Foyer for a year after sofa surfing for a couple of months. Living in supported housing as a young homeless person encouraged my stability and personal growth to ensure I could achieve my full potential. It was difficult at times but also a lot of fun!

worker and then as a Housing Assistant at the Foyer. I have just graduated with 3% off a first! My next step is to develop personal and professional skills to fulfil the requirements to (hopefully) study for a Master’s degree in Social Innovation at Cambridge University, and to gain further experience in my preferred sector, I have returned to 1625ip working as a Project Support Worker.

The staff aren’t credited enough for their ongoing unconditional support - it allowed me to be a young person (i.e. not having responsibility that wasn’t appropriate for my age or detrimental to my wellbeing). My key worker was thorough and professional, so building trust was automatically achieved and helped me develop the confidence to exceed expectations. A key turning point was being referred me to the leadership programme, innovated by Marvin Rees. It helped me to manage day to day life skills, as well as broaden my horizons and has changed my life perspectives forever! I completed a BTEC in Health and Social Care and then went on to secure a place at Goldsmith’s University to study Psychosocial Studies, during which I took a year out to work for 1625ip as a relief


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As a charity, we are committed to ensuring that our young people have access to education, employment and training as this is proven to be the best route out of homelessness for young people.


HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL TO SHINE THROUGH OUR APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME 1625 Independent People were named ‘Medium Employer of the Year’ in Bristol Post & Bath Chronicle Apprentice Awards 2016. This was a huge achievement as we were the only charity amidst strong competition from private and public sector organisations. This award recognises 1625ip’s investment in providing opportunities for young people to succeed and

achieve positive outcomes. Our apprenticeship scheme provides real benefits not only for the charity but also the apprentices themselves. We are very proud of our continuing commitment to growing our apprenticeship programme and seeing over the last five years, the positive impact this has had on young people’s lives.

A HOME. A CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICESHIP. A BRIGHT FUTURE. Our innovative ‘Future Builders’ project works in collaboration with the OVO Foundation, SGS College and Bristol City Council to support young people aged 16-24 who are interested in working in the construction industry. ‘Future Builders’ helps prepare young people for the world of work over a period of 18 months, by moving those taking part in the project into an apprenticeship, and giving them all the tools that they need to build an independent, positive path towards a future job. This Spring our first group of Future Builders finished their pre-apprenticeship course and renovated two disused properties ready for them to live in when they start as full blown apprentices.

Sophie explains why ‘Future Builders’ was the perfect fit for her:

a lot of new skills and enjoying getting stuck in as part of a team. The atmosphere is really comfortable, everyone gets on really well. I knew we’d do it. It looked so nice when it was finished. It’s proof of what you can actually achieve and I’m proud of myself. Now I want to work my way up to a fully qualified painter and decorator then maybe start my own business. It’s a good gateway, there’s so many opportunities. There’s so much that’s been open to me.

I finished my hairdressing course and it wasn’t something I for me, I wanted to switch it up and do something completely different. I’m learning


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EVALUATING OUR IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE Evaluation supports the sustainability of our services for vulnerable young people, and ensures that we can effectively meet their needs now and into the future. Last year we completed the following three evaluations: • An independent evaluation by the University of the West of England (UWE) across three key business areas: core service delivery, our work in delivering psychologically informed environments for our staff and young people, plus how we work together internally and with partner agencies. • Evaluations of two large projects funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The University of Gloucestershire undertook an independent evaluation of our Future 4 Me project, and we undertook an evaluation of our Cash Pointers project, including an independent evaluation by UWE focused on wellbeing improvements.

A large number of young people, staff and partners were involved in these evaluations and we are grateful to everyone who took part. The findings evidenced the hugely positive impact of our services on young people’s lives and the strength of partnership working, as well as highlighting areas in which we can improve. The findings will allow us to focus our resources on approaches that deliver the most impact and strengthen existing services. They have already helped us to shape the next phase of our Future 4 Me project and new projects supporting financial confidence.


Key financial skills highlights include:

“Since I came I am more aware of money things and how to manage it better. I now do a budget all the time. Everyone should come to Cash Pointers - it really helped.”

• 87% of young people showed improved attitudes and behaviour in relation to money.

During 2016/17 our Cash Pointers project supported over 1500 young people to develop their financial confidence through group work sessions, and 1150 young people through one to one support.

• We exceeded our target by 57% for the number of young people reporting being able to assess the pros and cons of different financial options. • We exceeded by 25% our target for the number of young people who reported having a budget or keeping a spending record.

Overall our Cash Pointers project delivered results which substantially exceeded our initial targets in 10 of the 12 project outcomes - with eight areas surpassing their targets by between 20% and 60%.

“1625ip’s delivery style is excellent, very approachable, tailored to suit all kinds of needs and delivered with an understanding that you are there to support the young person and care about them. You gave facts and raised awareness about issues, but also and more importantly gave helpful and practical solutions for the problems faced.”


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We are committed to listening, learning and growing. We recognise that eternal evaluation is a key element to ensuring we make use of our resources in ways which have the maximum impact on young people’s lives.

HIGHLIGHTS - FUTURE 4 ME Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and winner of the national lottery Award 2015 for Best Charity Project in the UK, this project offers specialist support to young people leaving care, leaving custody or young people who are at risk of entering custody. The first phase of our Future 4 Me project ended in December 2016 and overall, by the end of this four-year project, we overachieved in all of our core outcome areas and 10 out of 12 specific targets.

Claudia Fragapane, Olympic Gymnast, met with the Future 4 Me team in January to celebrate the Big Lottery Funding that will allow the project to grow and develop over the next three years: “It was brilliant to hear first-hand some of the success stories from the Future 4 Me project as a result of the great work they are doing for young people in my hometown. It is so important to help young people who may have had a difficult start and to give them opportunities through initiatives like Future 4 Me, to really support and enable young people to adapt to making positive changes in their lives to secure a brighter future.”

Key highlights include: • Overachieved by 60% against target on the number of young people with increased confidence and coping skills, or making more positive choices • Overachieved against target on the number of young people making progress towards more meaningful occupation (Education, Employment and Training) by 3%. • Overachieved against target by 5% on the number of young people managing their accommodation more independently. • We supported 203 young people to better manage their physical health and emotional well-being, achieving 91% success against our target.

Jamil’s story Future 4 Me supported Jamil, an unaccompanied asylum seeking child to develop his independent living skills. Jamil’s confidence has increased and he now travels independently to attend appointments and activities including; specialist art therapy, English lessons, legal advice through a local refugee service, as well as 1625 Independent People participation activities. Jamil is developing positive social connections and his asylum appeal has recently been granted following him accessing legal advice.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and winner of the National Lottery Award 2015


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WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES Expenditure 2016/2017*

Looking to the future The number of young people across the South West who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless is growing and we know we have a challenge in being able to meet this increasing demand for our services and support.

Total £4,660,307

We recognise the importance of growing and diversifying our fundraising income to ensure the sustainability of our services for young people into the future. We listen to feedback from our young people, partners and supporters and learn where we can improve our performance, to help ensure we’re raising funds responsibly and delivering high quality services that meet young people’s needs.

Future 4 Me & mental health support - 300,502 Improving financial skills & confidence - 326,701 Restorative approaches - 22,978 Education, employment & training (EET); Peer Support & Mentoring - 120,518 Leaving Care Personal Adviser and Resettlement support - 46,809 Peer education and Specialist Prevention - 73,069 Advice & outreach services - 391,404 Providing supported accommodation for young people - 3,268,397

We are well placed to face the challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months including ensuring full compliance with future fundraising and GDPR regulations. We’re committed to reviewing our fundraising strategies and processes to ensure transparency and best practice. We will continue to honor the wishes of our young people, supporters and partners in how and when they want to be contacted and how we share their stories, journeys and successes with the wider public. By listening and learning, we know we can develop into the future and sustainably meet the growing needs of the young people who need our support, today and tomorrow.

Fundraising costs 75,896 Specialist support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - 27,980 Other 6,053 *A full breakdown of income and spend can be found in our 2016/17 audited accounts


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FINANCIAL SUMMARY In the last two years Corporate Services have invested not only in the finance team by employing a qualified and dedicated Finance Manager but also in technology and systems, which has restructured financial processes in the charity. In order to have accurate and valuable business intelligence the SAGE accounting package was updated in 2016. This, alongside the use of SQL reporting , a comprehensive tool which provides up to the minute accurate financial reporting and analysis, allows all project managers to access critical data with the ability to drill down on report lines for income and expenditure detail. 1625ip also upgraded the rents management system to Pyramid Housing Management which produces rent accounts alongside tenant information, housing maintenance, repairs and inspections. This has been rolled out to mobile working for all project workers so they have up to date information when out in the field. Our Reserves Policy is reviewed annually by the Finance Committee; a highly qualified sub group of the Board Trustees who meet quarterly with

Income 2016/2017*

the Corporate Services Director to review financial performance and plans. The charity’s liquid reserves are currently, as of October 2017, 1.4 increasing from 1.2 at year end (March 2017), strengthened by cash from the sale of two properties no longer suitable for the charity’s needs. 1625ip has a property portfolio valued at £1.8M as of April 2014. The Finance Committee meet to strategically plan for the charity’s future, diversify income, oversee our asset management strategy to make best use of our property portfolio, and to proactively plan for a future with less reliance on public sector funding. Our full Audited Accounts are available on request.

1625IP Balance sheet March 2017 Non-Current Liabilities 7%

Trusts, Corporates, Events & Individuals 12%

Current Liabilities 6%

Big Lottery 9%

Total £5,046,721

Rental 39%

Debtors & Other 13%

Reserves 37%

Cash 10% Statutory 40% Fixed Assets 27%


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THANK YOU TO We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in so many ways; from organising cake sales and community events, to supporting us with individual donations and invaluable pro-bono support. You are the ones who enable us to continue meeting the growing needs of young people across the South West, who are already homeless or at risk of being. We would especially like to thank the following individuals, organisations, trusts and commissioners who have supported our work:


Eversea Fund and Bristol Community Energy Fund

Quartet Foundation

Ab Fab Concrete Ltd Ali Hastings


Paul Hamlyn Foundation



Perform Green

Andrews Charitable Trust

Francesca Hellel

PwC Foundation

Anthony Harris

Gabriella Evans

Richard Morris

Avon and Bristol Law Centre


Richard Roberts

Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner

H&M Foundation

Roy Turner

Hargreaves Beare Charitable Trust

Sarah Watts

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Helen Hughes

Second Step


Beyond Youth Custody (NACRO)

South Gloucestershire Council

Joe Lycett

Big Lottery Fund

Keith Andrew

South West Resettlement Consortium


Learning Partnership West

St Basil’s

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

Local churches

St Mungo’s

Bristol City Council

Lydia Giannetti

The Nisbet Trust

Bristol Drugs Project

Marks & Spencer – Spark Something Good

Tiffin Time

Bristol Institute of Modern Music Business in the Community

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Tuffin Teraby Taylor

Cardboard Citizens

Money Advice Service

UNITE Students


My Cause UK

University of Bristol and Bristol SU


Natalie Detzler

University of Gloucestershire

Creative Youth Network Dame Violet Wills will Trust

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund

University of West of England and the STUDENT Union at UWE


North Somerset Council

Westgate IT

Dominic Murphy

Off the Record

YBS Group

Edward Evans

OVO Energy

Engage Therapy

OVO Foundation

Young People’s Substance Misuse Team

Paul and Rachel Goodchild

Transforming Conflict

1625 Independent People is a charity and a registered society (Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, reg: 23964R exempt from registration with the Charities Commission). Registered Office: Kingsley Hall, 58-59 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0ER 0117 317 8800

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