SOBS – Sick of Being Skint

Who are we?

The SOBS team work with 16-24 year olds who live in Calderdale and are either; existing Pennine Housing tenants, about to become Pennine Housing tenants or are registered on the Keychoice system. We are based at Pennine Housing and are funded by The Big Lottery. We are currently funded until March 2017.

What’s our aim?

  • We want to make sure that young people have the support they need to get a tenancy and to settle down in their tenancy
  • We want to reduce the number of young people who get in to debt and end up losing their tenancy
  • We want to give young people the confidence to manage their own money for the rest of their lives

How do we do it?
Through confidential one to one appointments and training sessions tailored to the needs of the group.

For more information you can contact us in one of the following ways:
T: 0300 555 5574

We also have a new Facebook page where we will be sharing what the team have been up to, as well as useful money saving tips and videos. Just search for ‘Sick of Being Skint’ and click like. Please also encourage your friends to like our page as well.

You can also find us on Twitter @SOBS_UK

3 thoughts on “SOBS – Sick of Being Skint

  1. I’ve tried contacting you before a couple of months ago and no one has been in contact with me. I need help

  2. Lots of help and support at Orangebox in Halifax:

    Youth Works drop-in is located at Orangebox. It is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

    The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

    The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30pm to 5.45pm.

    Or call 01422 392031.

    C&K Careers – Are you 16 – 19 years and need help from C&K Careers with jobs, apprenticeships, training, study programmes, money, college or voluntary work? Then drop-in to Orangebox every Wednesday 2pm – 5pm for advice and help. For more information call Halifax Careers Centre on 01422 342106.

    Jobcentre plus are delivering services in the community, with a session at Orangebox on Mondays 1pm – 4pm.

    Community work caches are trained to help people who may feel that, the time is right to return to work or obtain new skills and develop existing ones. We have access to a range of learning opportunities, jobs and financial support and we can advise the correct routes to take to ensure a smooth move into work. All our discussions are informal. Thinking about work or training now or in the future? You can make contact and find out more:

    Contact Farouk Lorgat 01422 305239, textphone 0845 6088551

  3. I am 16 years old and I need help finding a part time job so I can earn a little bit of money

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