Teenage Parent Unit
Willowbrook Place is a purpose built Teenage Parent Unit offering accommodation and housing related support to young people between 16-21 years olds who are pregnant and/or have dependent children. It comprises six self contained apartments, communal facilities including a kitchen/dining area, two sitting rooms and an office.
The service which is delivered by our Support Services Team and funded by Kent County Council, is designed to help young parents manage their tenancy, develop their life and parenting skills, encourage independent living and reduce homelessness.
Any organisation can refer a young parent to the service and self referrals can also be made by using the Willowbrook Place referral form [pdf] . If completing this on a self referral basis please write 'self' under the Source of Referral on page 2.
Emily, former resident at Willowbrook Place
“I would recommend Willowbrook place to any young mums or mums-to-be who are in need of some support and guidance. Willowbrook has changed my life completely"
Read Emily's story here
Katherine Butler, Sure Start Children's Centre Community Involvement Worker
“It is a brilliant support opportunity for the young parents, especially if they don’t have family around them.”