A temporary, communal home for vulnerable, single, homeless young people aged 16-25 years that is safe and secure. Professional staff on duty 24/7 to assist the residents and to provide care, advice and guidance via an holistic package of support to ensure that each young person can learn and develop the skills that they need to become independent.
Description of service and support
The accommodation is in various shared houses close to Newark town centre. All of the properties are fully furnished and equipped, each resident has their own private, lockable bedroom and shares a lounge, kitchen and bathroom and garden with the other young people who live there. Professional staff are available 24/7 to provide support on a rota basis. One to one support is provided by an allocated named key-worker who assists the residents to learn the personal and social skills that they need to look after themselves prior to moving into more independent accommodation. A weekly programme of social activities is provided at the accommodation for the residents that includes, arts, crafts, cooking and sports including 5 a side football. Residents also have access to organised trips and residential visits.
Key work support – a named key worker is allocated and support is provided through weekly meetings;
Key living skills including weekly activities and interaction with the other young people they live with, cooking and preparing healthy meals, cleaning and caring for their accommodation, budgeting and managing their money whilst working towards independent living via a structured Personal Development and Training programme that includes a Health and Hygiene Standards Scheme, access to an inhouse no smoking incentive scheme, C-Card Scheme, use of baby simulators and regular House Meeings.
There is also access to NEET training as well as academic education and life skills training programmes in a purpose built training centre. As part of the training courses provided residents have an opportunity to take part in various trips, adventurous activities and residential visits.
Next steps are generally moving to self-contained accommodation within the project and accessing further education, training or employments.
Capacity and facilities
|No of places||15|
|No of baths / head||0|
|No of showers / head||Varies|
|No of toilets / head||Varies|
|Own cooking facilities||Yes|
|24 hour staff cover||Yes|
|Computer / internet access||No|
|TV (own room)||No|
|Own room furnished||Yes|
|Laundry on site||Yes|
|Can you smoke in own room?||Yes|
|What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day?||2 per resident|
|What are the restrictions on overnight guests?||Must be pre-approved 24 hours in advance|
|What support must clients engage with?||One to one|
|Please detail any other significant house rules:||Visitors under 16 years are not permitted without being accompanied by an adult
No un-prescribed drugs or weapons including ornamental items are allowed on the premises. No pets of any kind
Tenure and costs
|What is the minimum stay?||1 Month|
|What is the maximum stay?||2 Years|
|What are the tenure options?||Varies|
|What is the cost per week to the client?||Varies|
|Minimum age accommodated?
|Maximum age accommodated?
||Male and female|
|Relationship status accommodated?
||Single only, no dependents|
|Are there any access restrictions and if so what?||None|
All accommodation is close to Newark Town centre within easy walking distance of public transport including buses and trains.