Pathways to Independence (P2i) – Prior Information Notice
Somerset County Council
Pathways to Independence (P2i) is a multi-agency housing related support service for young people aged 16-24 who reside in, or have a local connection to the Somerset area. P2i was developed during 2012/2013 as a response to the escalating issues around youth housing in Somerset and was launched in May 2013.
First and foremost the service is designed to prevent homelessness by providing targeted prevention measures. If prevention is not possible the service will allow young people with housing related support needs to progress along a pathway of outcome focused needs led provision, until they are able to sustain independent living without the need for support.
The service is currently jointly funded by Somerset County Council and the five District Councils within Somerset and was commissioned to be delivered by four providers each taking responsibility for a designated geographical area.
The contracts for the delivery of the current service are due to expire on 31.12.2016 and as such a procurement process is scheduled for February 2016.