Border House Families Project

Referral address

c/o Housing Options Centre
York House
91 Granby St
Leicester

Referral phone

0116 454 1008

Referral email

housingoptions@leicester.gov.uk

Website


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless families, couples with children, pregnant women (must be 16 weeks plus). Accept same sex couples. Must have local connection (unless fleeing violence).

Who we cannot help

People who have previously been banned from the project. Those who pose a significant risk to children and vulnerable adults.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 99

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Housing Options Centre.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in at Housing Options Centre Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm After 4.30pm phone or call in at hostel directly: 33 Belgrave Boulevard, Leicester LE4 2JD, phone 0116 221 1407.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

11 full time staff, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (5 families per worker). Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed fortnightly. Staff provide support around benefits, life skills, education, training and employment. Family Support Team offers specialist service to families and children, including playschemes and creche.

Rooms and charges

£10.08pw (single), £19.95pw (double), £29.61pw (triple) required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Shared 116
  • Total spaces: 116

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Flats fully furnished.
  • Disabled facilities: 2 flats are fully wheelchair accessible.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in own rooms only. No alcohol allowed in communal areas. Licence agreement.

Visitors

In communal areas and guest room only between 10am-7.30pm. No overnight guests.


Further information

Public transport

Bus 25 from Haymarket bus station.

Donations

Dried food, clothes. Phone 0116 221 1407 for details.


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