The Imaani Project provides temporary accommodation with support to young women aged 16 and above, primarily but not exclusively from Caribbean, Asian or Dual Heritage descent. Imaani offers support, advice and guidance to young women who are vulnerable, homeless or threatened with homelessness. This may be due to a variety of reasons, such as relationship breakdown with family, domestic violence or abuse.
Description of service and support
The Imaani Project offers a safe and practical environment for women to find their feet. The project consists of 10 high quality self contained rooms with en-suite facilities and kitchenette within the main building. All rooms are fully furnished including the provision of bed linen and a ‘Welcome Pack’ (containing basic items). There is also a communal kitchen and lounge facilities. Imaani also has two shared ‘move-on house. These houses are situated close to the main building. There are 4 staff available. Pets are not accepted.
The support service offered is based on individually assessed needs. Residents are encouraged to take control of their lives, increase their confidence and self esteem and make informed choices about their future.
All residents who are not already engaged in some form of training, education and/or employment are actively encouraged to do so. Staff supports the clients emotionally according to their individual needs. Each resident is allocated a key worker who they will meet on a regular basis to make sure each resident receives the support they need.
Staff are present on site Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Fridays from 9am to 6pm and limited cover over the weekends between 10am and 2pm. Outside of these hours, an emergency on-call service is provided.
After staying at the Imaani Project the aim is that residents will be able to make informed choices, be equipped with the necessary life skills which will enable them to live a more independent and settled way of life with minimum support.
Capacity and facilities
|No of places||14|
|No of baths / head||2 in total|
|No of showers / head||14 in total|
|No of toilets / head||14 in total|
|Own cooking facilities||Yes|
|24 hour staff cover||No|
|Computer / internet access||Yes|
|TV (own room)||No|
|Own room furnished||No|
|Laundry on site||Yes|
|Can you smoke in own room?||Yes|
|What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day?||Visiting times between 4pm -11pm Mon-Fri, weekends and school holiday 12pm -11pm.Visitors of school age cannot enter before 4pm Mon – Fri (excluding school holidays) and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You may not have more than 1 visitor in your room at any one time without the staff permission.|
|What are the restrictions on overnight guests?||No overnight guests.|
|What support must clients engage with?||To actively attend key working sessions and planning your move on with the key worker.|
|Please detail any other significant house rules:||Resident must sleep at the project at least 5 nights a week, in order to comply with benefits guidance. No male visitors are allowed on the premises. Resident and visitors are not permitted to bring or drink alcohol within the project or grounds. Residents and visitors are not allowed to bring or use illegal or non-prescribed drugs or solvent within the project or grounds. Residents and visitors must not bring or use offensive weapons or firearms in the project or on the grounds|
Tenure and costs
|What is the minimum stay?||None|
|What is the maximum stay?||26 weeks but this can vary depending on exact situation|
|What are the tenure options?||Licence Agreement|
|What is the cost per week to the client?||£258.02|
|Minimum age accommodated?
|Maximum age accommodated?
||No upper age restriction.|
|Relationship status accommodated?
||Single Females only. No dependants.|
|Are there any access restrictions and if so what?||No male visitors.|
83 Beech Avenue