Supported Housing

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Second stage housing

In addition to the emergency accommodation we provide at our East Road centre, we also offer second stage housing at various locations across the city, where residents are able to stay for up to two years and receive varying degrees of support to enable them to further stabilise their lives and, in a majority of cases, then move on to their own tenancies.

We also work in partnership with Inclusion at a 3-bedroomed property in the city where individuals who have undergone an alcohol detox in the community, or maintained a significant period of abstinence, with or without undertaking a detox, can receive further support around both continuing their abstinence and securing long-term accommodation.

The path out of homelessness

At our remaining six properties – which we are actively looking to add to – residents with a variety of needs, and often none except for housing, are supported to continue along the path out of homelessness.  This support may typically include:

  • Registering with the local authority in order to bid for a social tenancy
  • Helping individuals return to employment or education – although at any given time we will have several residents already in some form of employment
  • Addressing issues around their physical or mental health
  • Accessing specialist support for addiction
  • Reconnecting with family and friends
  • Assistance with budgeting, in respect of both past debts and the financial skills they will require once they secure their own tenancy

Floating support service

And once tenancies are secured we offer a floating support service to those residents who may require it.

Be their contact with us once a week, or once a year, and be it a few words of advice or support around matters such as the payment of bills or returning to work, we are on hand to ensure individuals do not return to a situation where they may again find themselves homeless.

I got food, got clean and got sleep - the first time in weeks