“It’s a good feeling knowing that there are approachable people there to help when help is needed”
At Castle we’ve been working with young people in Cambridge since the 1980s and we’re particularly experienced at supporting young people who have had mental health problems and/or are preparing to leave care.
We offer a range of shared flats and houses in Cambridge for young people aged 16 to 25 to live in. This housing is for any person within the age range who is in need and who wants support to gain full independence in the future.
How we help
We work in partnership with individuals and others to achieve their personal goals. With young people we maintain awareness of their life stage, recognising it is a time of vulnerability and great potential.
We offer accommodation in small units and in settings which are socially inclusive. Our keyworkers provide one to one support to individuals.
We seek partnerships and fundraise for group projects such as a theatre group or ‘Rough Guide’ life skills course.
Most individuals we work with have a positive move-on within two years to their own accommodation, college or private accommodation.
We support most individuals to engage with and sustain work or education during their placement. All develop personal and practical skills important for independence and staying well.
Who we can help
We support young people aged 16 – 25 living in Cambridge and experiencing mental health problems.
Contact us for more information on the referral process and eligibility to access Castle Service supported housing.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.