day centres and hostels
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people with support needs and those at risk aged 16-25. 10 spaces for young parents. Priority to people with local connection. Target 5% black and ethnic minority groups.
Will not accept
No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from Essex Social Services, Harlow District Council, Streets 2 Homes, Family Mosaic floating support, Nacro, the Probation Service, YOT, Harlow College.
Self and agency referrals. Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form, interview and needs assessment. Require proof of ID. Decision by joint referral panel as to most appropriate provider - if Forum, 6 week assessment before final offer of tenancy.
Operate waiting list prioritised by need.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
10 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Allocated support worker system (20 residents per worker) with meetings at least monthly. Support around careers, life skills, ICT training, money management and personal development. Support level is varied as residents move towards independence. Specialist support offered regarding offending behaviour and parenting skills.
Support available for mental health and substance misuse needs.
Access to move-on
Have 10 council nominations per year. Resettlement support provided as part of personal development plan. Provide follow-up visits at 3 and 6 months after move on and can refer to floating support service if necessary.
Accommodation ^ back to top
Pay own bills in 2nd stage of accommodation.
£4.35/£1.40pw required from residents receiving benefits.
|Furnishings||Studios part furnished, flats unfurnished.|
|Other facilities||Training/communal room.|
|Disabled facilities||4 flats are fully wheelchair accessible.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Involvement in support programme is compulsory. No alcohol or smoking in communal areas. Assured shorthold tenancy.
Own key, no access restrictions.
Between 8am-11pm. Overnight guests allowed 3 nights per week.
Monthly residents' meetings.
Further information ^ back to top
The accommodation is provided in two stages. Stage one has 76 part furnished studios and stage two has 40 unfurnished one-bedroom flats. Residents can move from stage one to stage two on the achievement of agreed targets.
East Thames Group.
Harlow Town train station - 3 miles. Terminus Street bus station - 10 minutes walk.