Relentless Leadership Project

Relentless Leadership Project

Project Description

Watch this video to get an insight into the journey of our RLP participants as they come together for our ‘University Experience’ in Partnership with Ulster University and funded by National Lottery Community Fund

The Relentless Leadership Project is a three-year program funded via the National Lottery Community Fund. RLP is a youth work project which adopts a relentless approach that engages, supports, and works alongside young people who have experienced homelessness. We use a 5 pillared tried and tested model which incorporates:

  • Personal and social development
  • Advocacy and support
  • Capacity building including an accredited Civic Empowerment course at the University of Ulster
  • Social justice including campaigning and awareness raising.
  • Homeless prevention

We pride ourselves on meeting young people where they are and walking alongside them in their journey in a holistic way. An integral element of this is employing 2 young people with lived experience of homelessness in an apprentice role.  The apprentices work with young people to promote housing options, independent living skills, and healthy life choices and consider training & employability options.

Currently we have three weekly Dop-In services active in Magnet YAC Newry, Malone Foyer, and Flax Foyer Belfast. These Drop-In’s offer a youth work approach through supporting young people through homelessness and housing issues.

We have just begun our group work sessions for the second cohort of University Experience participants who are looking forward to a residential and their classes on campus at Ulster University.

In exciting news, some of our RLP team are attending Centre Point’s National Youth Homelessness Conference in Coventry at the end of February where our Youth Apprentices will have a stall to share our Youth Apprentice practise model. Whilst there they will also be visiting other organisations to share learning and practise with others who are fighting to end youth homelessness.

Watch this space for updates!