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Newark & Sherwood Young Person’s Service - NCHA

Newark & Sherwood Young Person’s service is a supported housing project for 16 to 21 year olds who are homeless or are being threatened with homelessness.  It provides housing support with access to training.
Description of service and support

There are 7 single units of accommodation in Newark town centre and 6 single units of accommodation in Ollerton.  All are self contained and fully furnished to a high standard.  There are two members of staff.  No pets are allowed.

Support provided includes:

 - Essential life skills and independent living skills including managing finances and shopping; 
 - Support to gain employment and further education; 
 - Completion of a structured learning program; 
 - Advice in claiming welfare benefits;
 - Support planning and risk assessments tailored to meet individual needs;
 - Named Keyworker for each individual;
 - Out of hours support provided by the NCHA SMaRT service (Support Management and Response Team);
 - Support sessions and regular service user meetings;
 - Weekly Life Skills sessions. 

This is a medium level support service and it would generally be expected that clients move on to live independently in local authority or RSL accommodation.

Capacity and facilities

No of places  13
No of baths / head  0
No of showers / head   1
No of toilets / head   1
Own cooking facilities  Yes
Meals provided  No
24 hour staff cover  No
Computer / internet access  No
TV (communal)  No
TV (own room)  No
Own room furnished  Yes
Laundry on site  No
Communal area  No
Garden  No

House rules

Can you smoke in own room?  Yes
What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day?  None
What are the restrictions on overnight guests?  No restrictions
What support must clients engage with?  Minimum 5 hours per week
Please detail any other significant house rules:  No drugs on premises, no Anti Social Behaviour.

Tenure and costs

What is the minimum stay?  None
What is the maximum stay?  2 years
What are the tenure options?  ASTs
What is the cost per week to the client?  £163 – £175 p/w depending on property


Minimum age accommodated?

Maximum age accommodated?

Genders accommodated?

 Male and female
Relationship status accommodated?

 Single only, no dependents
Are there any access restrictions and if so what?  None.  All are self contained units.


42-44 Lombard Street

NG24 1XG

Public Transport:
There is a bus stop on Lombard Street. There are regular buses to and from Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Nottingham. Buses can be caught to all major centres from Newark which is also on the the main East Coast railway line.

Contact Data:

Telephone: 01636 676006
Fax: 0115 841 2616
Email: newarkfoyerusers@ncha.org.uk
Web address: http://www.personalisedsupport.co.uk

Young people aged 16 to 21 years old who are homeless or are being threatened with homelessness.
Referrals are through Targeted Youth Support.
Located in: Supported