Young People’s Housing Pathway

Support for people aged 16 – 24 with a housing need: single people, couples & young families.

FLAGSHIP do this by:

  • Meeting you and listening to your housing needs
  • Advising you of the options you have based on your own circumstances
  • Agreeing with you a plan to meet your housing needs building towards your independence
  • Offering trainer flats, where needed, to develop your independent living skills
  • Helping you to find and secure permanent accommodation
  • Supporting you in your new home until you tell us you no longer need it.

How to Refer to FLAGSHIP

FLAGSHIP accepts referrals directly from YOU or any service working with YOU. Referrals are accepted via email, phone and post. YOU can also present at one of the local FLAGSHIP offices. Click here to see our contact details and download a referral form.

Once a referral is received the assessment process starts to see what YOU need and we can support YOU with. A housing support worker will contact YOU within five working days to complete an assessment of your housing needs at a location local to YOU. This will take about an hour and involves asking questions about your past and your current situation to determine what can be offered.

Part of this assessment will be to see if you are eligible for a trainer flat, this is a points based system with a waiting list. Shortly after the assessment YOU will be contacted and told what can be offered. If YOU are assessed as requiring a trainer flat YOU will accepted on to the waiting list. As with most waiting lists, the length of time YOU are waiting is based on what YOU have scored and property availability. Whilst waiting YOU will receive pre-tenancy support from your allocated housing support worker.

If YOU are not accepted for a trainer flat we can allocate a housing support worker to work with YOU to prepare for living independently and to look at other housing options.

FLAGSHIP seeks to identify where groups or individuals face particular disadvantages

The FLAGSHIP referral and allocation process has measures in place to overcome any discrimination or inequalities to ensure your assessment is fair.

Grounds covered include – Protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 includes: Disability, Age, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy & Maternity, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Race, Religion & Belief, Gender, Sexual Orientation

Also includes: language ability, HIV status, literacy, nationality, appearance

 In addition, FLAGSHIP adheres to the requirements of:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Leeds City Council programme
  • Housing Associations
  • Homeless Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness act 2002

Who are we and where are we

FLAGSHIP is a partnership of three organisations with expertise in working with young people. Working across Leeds and based in the local community.


Turning Lives Around formerly LHC



Armley, Bramley, Bramhope, Calverley, Cookridge, Farsley, Guiselely, Headingley, Horsforth, Pudsey & Yeadon.

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Alwoodley, Chapel Allerton, Collingham, Garforth, Gipton, Halton, Harehills, Harewood, Kippax & Seacroft.

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Turning Lives Around

Beeston, Belle Isle, Cottingley, Holbeck, Hunslet, Middleton, Morley, Rothwell & Stourton and northeast Leeds: Chapeltown & Harehills.

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