The Benjamin Foundation - Steven Newing House

Referral address

c/o NNDC Housing Options Team
Holt Road
Cromer
NR27 9EN

Referral phone

01263 516375

Referral email

Website

http://www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 who have been nominated by North Norfolk District Council. Low support. Accept people with alcohol, drug and mental health issues. Will consider ex-offenders. Must have a local connection to North Norfolk.

Who we cannot help

Intravenous drug users and those on a methadone programme. People with a history of arson or severe violence may not be accepted.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from North Norfolk District Council Housing Options Team (75%) or Children's Services (25%).

Referral procedure

Once referral accepted, interview arranged when room available.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 6 months
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4 full time and 1 part time staff available 7am-12 midnight, sleep-in cover. key worker system (3 residents per key worker) with regular meetings, according to individual needs. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff give emotional support and help with life skills, including budgeting, access to employment and training, and signposting to drugs and alcohol services.

Rooms and charges

£11.80pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Bedsits: 11
  • Total spaces: 11

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Bedsits fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 1 room fully accessible for wheelchair users. Grab rails.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, games room, computer facilities, laundry, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Maximum 4 on premises at a time until 11pm. 1 overnight guest per night, with day's notice.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Bus station - 5 minutes walk.

Donations

Dried and canned foods, bedding, household goods, money. Phone 01328 855181 for details.


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