Settle is an award winning charity that supports vulnerable young people moving into their first home. Our mission is to break the cycle of youth homelessness by equipping young people with the life skills and confidence they need to thrive.
Since launching in 2015 we’ve supported hundreds of young people across London. As a result of our positive impact, we've been shortlisted for the Guardian Public Services Award 2019, picked as a Big Issue Top 100 Changemaker in 2019 and voted ‘Best Tenant Support Service’ at the 2016 National Housing Excellence Awards.. We’ve been consolidating our work over the last few years, working with partners including Nesta, Hyde Housing and JP Morgan, and we’re now ready to take things to the next level. We are a deeply committed team of 6 supported by a brilliant board of 5 trustees who help us achieve our social mission.
The charity was founded in 2015 by Rich Grahame and Katie Slee after working in homeless hostels and seeing first-hand that a lot of young people become trapped in a cycle of homelessness because they haven’t had the chance to learn and practice the essential skills needed to sustain a tenancy.