Young People Dispersed Housing, Burnley ­ Lancashire ­ Stepping Stone Projects

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Young People Dispersed Housing, Burnley

Young People Dispersed Housing, Burnley
Young People Dispersed Housing, Burnley
Young People Dispersed Housing, Burnley

Stepping Stone Projects provides Dispersed Housing for Homeless young adults between the ages of 16-21 in fully furnished accommodation within Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn, and Rossendale . The accommodation is either: shared houses (with lockable bedrooms) or there is also a limited supply of single accommodation.

What the Service Delivers
The scheme aims to provide secure, supported accommodation to young people, and is ideal for anyone that would like to live independently but who would like support around developing skills necessary to maintain a tenancy

Who is Eligible for the Service?
The service supports homeless young adults, and young adults who may be at risk of becoming homeless

How to Access the Service
To refer please contact our Central Referral Team on 01706 646922 or via e-mail at crt( at ) and an electronic e-mail form will be sent to you to complete, or they will give you details as to how to refer through Lancashire County Council’s ART team. 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 (which is based on need) for the project.

What support will I receive?
Support may be offered with issues such as:
• Help accessing and maintaining suitable accommodation.
• Advice on housing rights 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 debts including rent arrears.
• Help filling in forms.
• Support accessing other agencies and support services.
• Support in accessing employment ,training and college courses.
• Help building self confidence.

A client will be allocated a support worker who will develop a support plan with the client to address any identified areas of need. Support plans are reviewed at least every 3 months with the client until they are ready to live independently.