Denbigh Youth HubDenbigh, Wales Local social sustainability, Organizational structures, Target groups of housing
Denbigh Youth Hub includes a small housing project, consisting of six self-contained flats for 16-25 year olds, which is physically part of a larger building providing a range of youth and community services, the Youth Hub. The scheme was initiated by a housing association group, Grwp Cynefin, and is operated by a subsidiary, Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd, and opened in mid-2014.
The housing project, Yr Hafod, has two staff on duty during the day, and sleeping cover at night (this also provides an evening caretaking service to the hub). Yr Hafod has daytime access to the facilities and activities of the hub, but also has its own independent access from the street. The flats are designed so that they are capable of being let as general-needs housing should the financial arrangements for the project change. In addition to the six flats, Yr Hafod also includes communal areas, accommodation and offices for support staff. It is a short-term support scheme which aims to equip young people with the skills necessary for independent living, while at the same time supporting them to engage in a variety of education, social and training opportunities that will prepare them for future employment.