Newark Emmaus Trust – Communal Accommodation

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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.

Support includes:

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 
Meals provided No 
24 hour staff cover Yes 
Computer / internet access No 
TV (communal) Yes 
TV (own room) No 
Own room furnished Yes 
Laundry on site Yes 
Communal area Yes 
Garden Yes

House rules

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?

Genders accommodated?

Male and female
Relationship status accommodated?

Single only, no dependents 
Are there any access restrictions and if so what? None 

Address: 37 Northgate
Post code: NG24 1HD
Telephone: 01636 612892
Fax: 01636 612882
Client group: Single homeless young people aged 16-25 years who are willing to access the support that they need to develop their self confidence, self esteem and social skills by learning how to care and look after themselves whilst living within a communal environment.
Referral: Referral by completion of an A1 Referral and Assessment Form via a centralised waiting list under Targeted Youth Support. Young people can self refer in person, by telephone or can be referred by a support worker or another agency.
Public transport: All accommodation is close to Newark Town centre within easy walking distance of public transport including buses and trains.
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