Berwick Youth Project - Supported Accommodation

Referral address

9-10 Golden Square
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 1BG

Referral phone

01289 333106

Referral email

housing@berwickyouthproject.co.uk

Website

http://www.berwickyouthproject.co.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people who are homeless or at risk. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Northumberland.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, sex offenders and people with a history of violence. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Acceptance subject to funding application which must be submitted to local authority.

Referral procedure

Phone, call in Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, email, write for application form, completed by applicant & referral agency. Interview. Need proof of ID, eg birth certificate, passport, NI card, bank statement, benefit, government office letter.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2 full time and 1 part time staff plus volunteers on-site Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, emergency on-call system. Compulsory keywork system (4 residents per keyworker), keywork meetings as necessary. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support with budgeting, employment and training, health and hygiene, sexual health. Life skills training.

Rooms and charges

£17.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Single: 6
  • Total spaces: 6

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, ensuite.
  • Disabled facilities: None.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must participate in programme of support and residents' meetings. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking in outside shelter. Licence agreement to maximum 2 years.

Visitors

One named visitor between 2pm-10pm. No restrictions for immediate family visitors.


Further information

Public transport

Berwick upon Tweed train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 5 minutes walk.

Volunteering

Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone 01289 333106 for further information.

Donations

Food, household goods, money. Email housing@berwickyouthproject.co.uk or phone 01289 333106 for details.


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