Adelaide House Women's Approved Premises is situated in Liverpool, Merseyside, one of only six such facilities in the country. They provide residential support and interventions for up to 20 adult women ( over 18 years ).
Management and staff at Adelaide House advocate an holistic, women centred, needs led approach to their work, which includes enhanced supervision within a structured and supportive environment. They have developed extensive experience of working with female offenders who present with complex needs across a range of issues.
They can accommodate and work with women who are experiencing difficulties with any of the following;.
- Offending behaviour
- Drugs and alcohol addiction
- Personality disorder
- Mental Health
- Learning difficulties
- Self harm
The Cathedral Archer Project is a unique project in the city centre of Sheffield. They work in partnership to deliver a high quality service to people from a variety of backgrounds associated with homelessness including rough sleepers, drug and alcohol addicts, women street workers, probation clients, asylum seekers and refugees.
Their projects and services include:
Serves in excess of 10,500 free hot breakfasts each year for homeless and vulnerable adults, over 4,000 subsidised hot lunches and hand out approximately 80 to 100 food parcels per week
Numeracy and literacy classes
Organise occupational groups, which include gardening, art, crafts, IT, Wildlife Trust, football and other activities
Run health groups including Keep It Safe Levels 1,2 and 3 for drug users
Medical visitors include a nurse, chiropodist, dentist, massage therapist
Provide access to showers and laundry facilities on site
Provide access to housing and benefits advice and support
Homeless Link represents and supports organisations working with homeless people in the UK. Our vision is a country free of homelessness where everybody has a place to call home.
We are holding a one day conference on 9 December 2013 in London:
Improving Support for People with Multiple Needs
This conference will help you to develop a coordinated support package for your clients around homelessness, addiction, menal health and offending. You will find out how to work in partnership with local services to address multiple needs in an holistic way. You will examine models of coordinated services and systems that work well and actively build connections with peers across sectors. Please see our website for more information. This event is being delivered by Homeless Link in partnership with Clinks, DrugScope and Mind.
On 18 September 2013 the 700 Club marked its 16th year providing temporary accommodation and support services to vulnerable individuals, families and couples who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless and/or are in condition of need, hardship or distress.
The services they provide include:
- Supported hostel accommodation for individuals and couples aged 18+.
- Housing related floating support for those with substance misuse problems
- Out of hours emergency food
- Basic skills and employment training
Step by Step supports young people aged between 11 and 24 years of age in Surrey, Hampshire and the surrounding area. They offer free drop-in support and advice service for young people, together with a structured, progressive accommodation service including access to emergency shelter accommodation with support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those with a high level of needs.
1625 Independent People offer temporary supported housing to young people aged 16-25 for up to six months in Bristol, aiming for the future when the young person can live independently. Whilst staying at the unit, support is ongoing with:
- A support worker to help young people develop skills and independence
- Education, employment and training support
- Access to specialist services such as mental health, drug and alcohol, mediation
There is also provision for housing in South Gloucestershire.
Second Step work to provide different types of housing for people with mental health issues who require assistance in order to live independently. Importantly, they ensure that all help provided is unique and tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Working within the south west region, Second Step aim to deliver recovery and well-being opportunities for people with mental health issues, as well as a variety of other needs, to achieve their hopes and ambitions. In addition, Second Step also run a Rough Sleepers Initiative, a move-on scheme for people with mental health needs and a history of sleeping rough, and Intensive Tenancy Support, for those who are finding it difficult to cope with tenancy and are at risk of losing their home as a result. These sources of assistance, amongst a myriad of other holistic services provided by Second Step, provide the vital avenues of support needed by those who are particularly vulnerable and as a result, are more likely to be without a home.
Second Step are based in the areas of Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset. You can find out more about the different kinds of work that is done at Second Step by visiting their website www.second-step.co.uk
Based in south London, Spires is a charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people throughout the year. It aims to improve the quality of life for people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental illness and loneliness.
In addition to health services, Spires also offers learning opportunities with art and crafts, computer training, literacy, ESOL and E-music.
For more than 50 years, the Fry Housing Trust has provided supported accommodation and floating support services to the homeless and vulnerable who been sanctioned, or at risk of sanction, by the criminal justice system. The Trust works across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
Help with the following is offered:
- Budgeting money, claiming benefits and managing debt
- Finding independent accommodation
- Setting up a home, new utility accounts and payment plans
- Assisting with organising grants for furniture or collection arrangements of donated items when available
- Independent living skills and cooking skills
With centres in Keighly and Bradford, Keyhouse works to address housing issues for the most socially excluded. They work with homeless families, young people and teenage parents.
It is not only advice on housing that is offered, Keyhouse was part of the setting up an allotment project. Working with service users, they provided plants for the silver medal winning homelessness garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, and they also work with a range of organisations to provide expertise on growing fruit and vegetables.
As well as a project for learning new skills, they are now planning to help service users apply their new found horticultural knowledge to produce cheap and healthy food for their own dinner tables.