Ashby House ­ Lancashire ­ Stepping Stone Projects

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Ashby House

Ashby House
Ashby House

Introduction
Stepping Stone Projects is a Tier 1 provider of Floating Support in the North West Care Leavers Framework for all three regions, we are a Tier 2 provider of Floating Support with Accommodation for Greater Manchester and a Tier 1 provider for Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

What the Service Delivers
The service provides secure accommodation in six individual fully-furnished flats each with private living, sleeping and bathroom facilities together with two shared kitchens, one per floor. The project is staffed 24 hours per day and has a large communal lounge for group activities.

Who is Eligible for the Service?
The service supports young people leaving care who have been referred by their Social Worker.

How to Access the Service
To refer please either call the project on 01254 427870 or contact our specialist referral team via e-mail at CareLeaversServiceCoordinators( at )stepping-stone.org.uk and an electronic e-mail form will be sent to you to complete.

What support will I receive?
Support may be offered with issues such as:
• Advice on housing rights and responsibilities.
• Support with applying for Housing Benefit and dealing with rent issues.
• Help accessing specialist services around substance/alcohol issues, where appropriate.
• Help accessing specialist services around mental health issues, where appropriate.
• Help with applying for benefits, grants and loans.
• Help with budgeting, paying bills and debts including rent arrears.
• Help filling in forms.
• Support accessing specialist advice and support agencies.
• Support in accessing employment ,training and college courses.
• Accessing welfare rights advice.
• Support accessing furniture schemes.
• Information on local facilities.
• Access to health care, leisure, transport, support and activity groups.
• Information on basic home maintenance.
• Support to plan meals.

A client will be allocated a designated support worker from the specialist site-based team who will develop a support plan with the client to address any identified areas of need. Support plans are reviewed regularly with the client.

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