Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton ­ Greater Manchester ­ Stepping Stone Projects

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Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton

Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
Parkside (low level General Needs), Middleton
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Introduction
Parkside offers accommodation with intensive housing management to people aged 16 and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who require low / medium level assistance in the long-term.

What the Service Delivers
The project consists of 14 self contained flats which are furnished to a high standard, and offers communal facilities including gardens, laundry and access to IT.

The project is staffed by a part-time Housing Officer who supports clients with long-term low level support needs in managing and sustaining their accommodation and independence.

The Housing Officer will provide general housing related advice and will also work with and co-ordinate support with a variety of specialist service provider 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?
Parkside is a mixed gender generic service for Single Homeless people aged 16 and over, who have long-term low level support needs and would benefit from support to sustain independence in the community.

How to Access the Service
To refer 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 help will I receive?
At the move in stage the Housing Officer will complete an induction programme with each new client. The Housing Officer is available on-site Monday to Friday betwenn 9:30am and 3:00pm and will offer housing related advice and guidance to assist the client in managing their tenancy.

Examples of help that can be offered include;

• Help maintaining suitable long term accommodation.
• Advice on housing right and responsibilities.
• 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 in accessing specialist agencies / support services (primary and secondary healthcare services).
• Support in accessing services that can assist withh gaining employment ,voluntary work opportunities, training and education.
• Help building self confidence.