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Make It Your Own (Impact Arts)

The Factory
Jani Hart
07767 422793

This group is open to any young person who has ever lived away from home (been in care) and is now going into their first tenancy. The MIYO team will give you a personal budget of £150 to help make your new house your home. They will help you personalise it and teach you decorating and DIY hacks to keep your home looking great.

Each participant takes part in 1-1 sessions where the Make It Your Own team get to know the young person over 12 weeks and help them identify what support they need to help maintain their tenancy. This could be teaching them budgeting skills, decorating techniques, DIY skills, good organising systems and more. Impact Arts provides up to £150 per young person to help them with this.

Participants are also encouraged to take part in a monthly group session which they can continue to attend, even when they have completed their 12 weeks. This session is very much about providing ongoing support and building supportive peer groups.

Service Type

Employability and Housing

Client Group

Care experienced

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


Any young person who has ever been in care and is now entering their own tenancy, or is still within the first year of their tenancy.

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