Young Persons Dispersed Housing, East Lancashire
Stepping Stone Projects provides dispersed housing and support for young people in fully furnished properties located in Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Rossendale.
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What the service delivers
The project offers supported shared accommodation mostly in two bedroom furnished properties with private bedrooms and shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge. There is also a limited supply of single accommodation available. It is ideal for young people that would like to live independently but who feel they need support around developing the skills necessary to maintain a tenancy.
Who is eligible for the service?
The service supports young people between the ages of 16-21 who are homeless or may be at risk of becoming homeless plus it will also consider referrals for those aged between 21and 25 who are qualifying care leavers, homeless, have a local connection and Children's Social Care have identified that supported housing is needed.
What support will young adults receive?
A customer will be allocated a Support Worker who will develop a support plan with the customer to address any identified areas of need. Support plans are reviewed at least every 3 months with the customer until they are ready to live independently.
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.
How to access the service
To refer please contact our Central Referral Team on 01706 359600 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. An electronic e-mail form will then 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.
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