SPEAR - Merton Young People's Project

Referral address

8 Wilton Road
Colliers Wood
London
SW19 2HB

Referral phone

020 8543 3677

Referral email

mertonaction@btconnect.com

Website


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-24. Must have a 6 month local connection to LB Merton.

Who we cannot help

People with a history of violent crime. Those with severe drug or alcohol problems. People on conditional bail.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Vacancies are reserved for Merton Housing Advice for the first 48 hours of a vacancy arising, if vacancy is not filled accept self and referrals from any agency within Merton. 70% of referrals come from Merton HPU.

Referral procedure

Phone 24 hours. If applicant meets criteria and there is a vacancy, interview arranged, usually same day. If successful, move in immediately. Must have proof of ID eg passport. May require list of previous convictions.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Maximum stay: 12 weeks

Support and accommodation

Support offered

4 staff available Mon-Thurs 7am-12 midnight, Fri 7am-12.30am, Sat 8am-12.30am, Sun 8am-12 midnight, sleep-in cover. Keywork system, with compulsory weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes which are addressed in keywork sessions. Offer advice on benefits and housing, and can offer emotional support if required.

Rooms and charges

£7.30pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

  • Shared: 16
  • Total spaces: 16

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, computer facilities with internet access, laundry, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Compulsory keywork meetings. Smoking not allowed. Licence agreement.

Visitors

Restricted to ground floor only, 6pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 12 noon-10pm weekends. No overnight guests.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Colliers Wood tube - 5 minutes walk. Buses 55, 57, 155, 200, 219.

Donations

Food, money. Phone 020 8543 3677 for details.


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