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MyPad course helps young adults prepare for their first tenancy

When you take on your first tenancy it can be difficult to know what to expect. The MyPad course aims to help young people aged 16-24 prepare for the responsibility of having their own tenancy.

The May session of MyPad saw three young people learn more about having a tenancy with a social landlord. From tenancy agreements to budgeting, anti-social behaviour to furniture buying, the participants experienced a varied and informative course. They even made a chocolate cake in a mug!



Following a morning of discussion the group visited an empty flat which is ready for a new tenant. This visit gives MyPad participants a great idea of what to expect when they are first given the keys to a new home, and enables participants to prepare well for moving in. A trip to Wastesavers Reuse Centre followed, a great opportunity to learn how to furnish a home without breaking the bank.



Danielle is part of our anti-social behaviour team, she helps to run the MyPad course and spoke to the group about anti-social behaviour; she said “I thought the course went really well. The participants were engaged and it was evident that they left the course with a better understanding of all the responsibility that goes along with having a tenancy. The chocolate mug cakes were also a big hit!”

“The great thing about MyPad is that it prepares young adults for their first tenancy in an informal, relatable and engaging way. We present them with real-life scenarios and give them guidance as they work out how to deal with each situation. This provides them with all the essential tools they will need to settle into their first home and sustain their tenancies.”

If you would like more information about the MyPad course, please contact us.



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