This service provides safe and secure houses for those feeling isolated and vulnerable and suffering from homelessness. We are proud to tailor support to match individuals needs and empower them to gain life skills their independence, enabling them to move on to independent accommodation.
We work intensely with each individual at the project to identify their specific needs and to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate internal and external support. Once an individual’s support needs have been identified, the Support Worker will work with the individual on devising a suitable and manageable support plan.
Support will normally address issues such as:
Managing accommodation effectively and planning for eventual move-on
Budgeting and dealing with debt
Managing mental health and diagnosis
Life skills/ personal development
And where necessary:
Offending/ repeat offending
Mental/ Physical Health
Education, volunteering and employment
A Housing Officer and Project Coordinator work alongside the Support Worker to deal with issues such as; maintenance, safety checks, furnishings, support to manage the occupation agreements and breaches. As well as giving the individual choice on how they would like their house to be decorated and managed.
The participation and involvement of the individuals we support is paramount; House Meetings are held monthly to discuss accommodation related issues and development. This is also an opportunity to collect information and views from the individuals on how they would like to constructively participate in scheme run activities, contribute to how their supported accommodation is facilitated and changes in the house environment.
The Projects act as a stepping stone to more independent move-on accommodation. Once deemed suitable for ‘move-on’, individuals can make the transfer to appropriate independent accommodation. Support Workers work closely with Local Authority Homeless Officers to advise of suitability and the availability of permanent accommodation.
Staff will provide 6 month resettlement support following move-on, and if necessary refer for ongoing tenancy support. Although the individual will be deemed as ready to live independently, they can, if necessary continue to access low level support in the community to ensure they are confident in managing their own tenancy.