SYT, Sustaining Your Tenancy, is a tenancy education programme delivered to young offenders. SYT delivers a tailormade qualification that aims to increase understanding of the obligations on how to sustain tenancy post-release.
Sustaining tenancy post-release is a key factor in reducing the likelihood of reoffending in young offenders. SYT has been designed to help overcome barriers identified through working with young offenders that impact the ability to sustain tenancy post-release.
Below are just some challenges faced by young offenders
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Running from July 2022 - June 2024 and delivered in Hydebank Wood Secure College, SYT has been designed to develop tenancy skills in young offenders. With the skills developed during this bespoke qualification young offenders will be better equipped to prevent possible eviction and sustain long-term tenancies post-release.
The programme will enable 30 young offenders to build the soft and hard skills required to build strong relationships and improve communication channels with the NIHE.
SYT will support vulnerable young offenders to better understand and manage their obligations as a tenant. By doing this SYT will prepare young offenders to make regular rent payments through proper planning and understanding.