Berwick Youth Project - Supported Accommodation
9-10 Golden Square
Berwick upon Tweed
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
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Acceptance subject to funding application which must be submitted to local authority.
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
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
- 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.
One named visitor between 2pm-10pm. No restrictions for immediate family visitors.
Berwick upon Tweed train station - 10 minutes walk. Bus station - 5 minutes walk.
Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone 01289 333106 for further information.
Food, household goods, money. Email email@example.com or phone 01289 333106 for details.
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