Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood ­ Greater Manchester ­ Stepping Stone Projects

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Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood

Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
Ashburn House (Male Only), Heywood
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Introduction
Ashburn offers supported accommodation to single males aged 16-65 who have a local connection with Rochdale and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

What the Service Delivers
The project provides both single occupancy and shared accommodation, in 13 self contained flats which are furnished to a high standard; 4 of the flats are used as Emergency and Assessment units (up to 8 weeks) the remaining flats offer supported accommodation for up to 12 months. The project also offers communal facilities including Garden, Meeting Room, and access to IT.

The premises are made up of 8 one bedroom flats that are able to accommodate a single person; in addition to this there are an additional 5 properties with more than one bedroom that can accommodate up to 2 people. Staff are based in an on-site office, and the project is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resettlement Staff at the project work with clients on a one to one basis to deliver a package of support that is specific to individual needs. Staff at the project specialise in delivering housing related support and will work with and co-ordinate support with a variety of specialist service providers in order to deliver a co-ordinated approach for people who have additional support needs that are not specifically housing related.

Who is Eligible for the Service?
Ashburn is a service for single homeless males aged 18 and over, in need of housing related support services. All applicants for the adult care funded flats need to be able to demonstrate a local connection with Rochdale. There are additional flats that are available for single people aged 16 and over who need low-level assistance for the long-term.

How to Access the Service
Referrals to the Adult Care beds must be made through the Central Access Information and Assessment Service which is operated by Shelter on behalf of Rochdale MBC. Shelter complete the assessments for all applicants and liaise with Stepping Stone Projects regarding waiting lists and the allocation of vacancies based on an assessment of need.
Shelter can be contacted on 0344 515 1850 or via e-mail at centralaccess( at )shelter.org.uk

To refer to the low-level beds, please contact our Central Referral Team on 01706 646922 or via e-mail at crt( at )stepping-stone.org.uk and an electronic e-mail form will be sent to you to complete. Once a referral form is received we will arrange a Needs Assessment interview with the applicant; if they meet the criteria they will be placed on the waiting list for the project.

What support will I receive?
At the move in stage the allocated Resettlement Worker will complete an induction programme with each new client. Following this they will arrange an appointment with the client to agree an initial support plan. The information from the initial support plan will form the basis for the development of a full Support / Action plan, which is devised and agreed by the Client, Resettlement Worker and any other agencies that the clients would like to be involved in the support process..

Examples of Support that can be offered include:

• Help accessing and maintaining suitable long term accommodation.
• Advice on housing right and responsibilities.
• Help accessing specialist agencies around mental health issues.
• Help accessing specialist services around substance/alcohol issues.
• Help with applying for benefits, grants and loans.
• Help with budgeting, paying bills and managing debts.
• Help filling in forms.(i.e. Welfare benefits).
• Support accessing specialist agencies and support services.
• Support in accessing employment ,voluntary work opportunities, training and education.
• Help building self confidence.
• Support to develop shared living skills.

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