At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


OPENhouse enables young people and vulnerable individuals in the Stroud district and across Gloucestershire to discover their potential through building a community where they can live, relate, learn, work, get support and find their next step in life. 

This is achieved by providing housing, enhanced support, development and learning opportunities and links to volunteering and employment experiences. Through a strong community based model OPENhouse provides each individual with a tailor made, flexible programme that directly meets their specific needs.


OPENhouse welcomes and provides Housing and Support to homeless young people aged 16-25 years who seek accommodation and support for independence in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Access to our service is made by registration with Stroud District Council who meet weekly with Gloucestershire Youth Services, OPENhouse and others to consider applications via Stroud Youth Housing Allocation Meeting. 

Residents have their own room and use of shared kitchens and bathroom facilities in a friendly, relaxed environment. Everyone has their own Key Worker who provides 1:1 support and guidance with Personalised Support Plans which all are required to engage with to develop their life skills and experience in education, training, creative learning, volunteering and work opportunities.

Individuals can access this service for up to two years during which time ‘move on’ plans linked to education/work/health and personal development will be considered and, where needed, connected to further external floating support or services.

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