Supported housing for single men and women aged 49 years plus. We have self contained flats and a three bed shared house. Length of stay is 2 years maximum. During their stay residents will be allocated support workers who will work with them on their agreed support plan towards a more suitable longer term housing option.
Description of service and support
We offer support to single people aged 49 plus. All residents have a support worker and support planner. Support plans are produced in agreement with the resident around their strengths and goals in order to achieve outcomes. Staff are on site 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm at weekends. There is a daily activity programme which all residents are encouraged to attend if they wish (eg Bingo, local walks, film nights).
The shared house has a weekly ineligible charge for utilities. Tenants in the flats have to pay their own utility bills. Residents are expected to have a degree of independence and be able to cook and clean for themselves and manage the responsibility of being a tenant with support.
The client group we support has a range of support needs such as mental ill health, substance abuse and offending. Staff work in partnership with - and refer to - other agencies to support individuals. Referrals to specialist agencies include for substance misuse issues, mental health needs, help around benefits, arrears, debts, budgeting skills, life skills, social inclusion, advocacy, accompanying to appointments, skills for independence sessions.
The aim of the service is to enable people to move on in their own tenancy (referrals to tenancy support can be made, usually the local authority or another RSL) or to another suitable accommodation provider depending on individual need, for example to 32 Bentink Road if the tenant develops care needs.
Flats are self contained, the shared house has shared lounge, bathroom and kitchen. There are showers only in the flats. The shared house has a bath. There is no wheelchair access to either property. Pets can be accepted with prior agreement by management, pet agreements must be signed and adhered to.
Capacity and facilities
|No of places||14|
|No of baths / head||1|
|No of showers / head||1|
|No of toilets / head|
|Own cooking facilities||Yes|
|24 hour staff cover||No|
|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?||
None but note: Residents are responsible for the behaviour of all visitors. No visitors under the age of 18.
|What are the restrictions on overnight guests?||Max 3 nights per 7 day period|
|What support must clients engage with?||Engagement in support is the key element of the stay and forms part of the tenancy/licence agreement. Residents must engage with their support workers and carry out actions as agreed in the support plan and risk assessment.|
|Please detail any other significant house rules:||Residents may not congregate in the local area.|
Tenure and costs
|What is the minimum stay?||No minimum time period .|
|What is the maximum stay?||2 years.|
|What are the tenure options?||Shared House: Licence Agreement
Flats: Tenancy Agreement
|What is the cost per week to the client?||£13.58 (shared house only). Flats pay own utility bills|
|Minimum age accommodated?
|Maximum age accommodated?
||No upper age limit.|
||Male and Female|
|Relationship status accommodated?
||Singles only. No dependants.|
|Are there any access restrictions and if so what?||No wheelchair access|