Passport to Independence

YMCA DownsLink Group

A web app providing interactive resources to learn new skills, improve confidence, and increase the employment prospects of young adults living in supported accommodation

The Passport to Independence platform will enable young adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to work through a series of skills development exercises, to give them the confidence they need to take the next step to be ready for work. These young adults often have issues with confidence and motivation and have often struggled with formal education, and will have feelings of fear and anxiety around entering the workplace.

Learners will benefit not just from access to the end product, but by being involved in its development. YMCA intends to involve a minimum of 50 people in developing the resource and the platform will be made available to 1,400 residents in accommodation each year.