Our Story

Fledge was originally the vision of Mark and Lauren Cheshire. Their shared experience of working with young, vulnerable people and the challenges that youth homelessness brings led them to establish Fledge as a means of tackling this.

Through the development of a group of founding trustees and a lot of hard work, Fledge was registered as a charity in May 2014.

The next step was to develop our range of projects to tackle youth homelessness and raise enough funds to employee some key individuals to help make that a reality. We now have four properties that accommodate up to 21 young people aged 17 and over through a supported living model. We also have seven staff members and a fantastic team of volunteers providing mentoring support.

Fledge seeks to expand provision through the development of further supported housing and the implementation of a supported lodgings project.

Mission Statement

Fledge Youth Support provides accommodation, mentoring and support to equip and empower young people to reach their potential.


Fledge is Christian charity operating in Eastleigh. We aim to nurture vulnerable and homeless young people from the Borough of Eastleigh, by providing supported housing, mentoring and supported lodgings. Our offer of support is both holistic and long-term. Fledge’s vision is that all local young people live and develop in a safe and supported environment with the skills to achieve their potential.

What Faith Means For Us

Fledge believes we are all created to be loved. We attempt to be compassionate, open, committed and loving as we seek to walk with those we serve and facilitate growth through restorative hospitality.

Fledge has adopted the Faithworks Charter. For a copy of the charter, please visit http://acvo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FAITHWORKS-CHARTER.pdf