St Basils - Short Heath Court

Referral address

c/o St Basils Youth Hub
Heath Mill Lane
Deritend
Birmingham
B9 4AX

Referral phone

0121 766 6907

Referral email

youthhub@stbasils.org.uk

Website

http://www.stbasils.org.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 sex offenders. Arsonists may be accepted if cleared by insurance company.

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

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self-referrals and referrals from any agency via St Basils Youth Hub such as children services/Aftercare, housing services, police, prison, the list is not exhaustive.

Referral procedure

Phone St Basils Youth Hub Mon – Tues; Thu - Fri 9am-5pm & Wed 1.00pm – 5.00pm or Youthline (0300 303 0099, 24 hours daily) which is a partnership between St Basils and 4 other organisations. Interview, and needs and risk assessment at The Hub. Placed on pre-registered list if suitable. When vacancy arises The Hub carry out up to date background checks.

Length of stay

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

Support and accommodation

Support offered

1 full-time Progression Coordinator, 1 full-time Progression Coach available Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, some late evenings and weekends. Emergency on-call protocol. Keywork system - monthly meetings, agreed action planning with agreed outcomes, reviewed weekly-monthly. Staff provide support around life skills, personal finance & budgeting, accessing benefits, cooking, hygiene, sexual health and substance misuse issues. Surgeries around family mediation, employment, education and training. Tenant involvement in various internal and external activities. Maintaining and improving their mental & physical wellbeing. Maintaining current temporary accommodation.

Rooms and charges

£12.95 pw required from residents in receipt of benefits. If in paid employment, the charge will depend on earnings.

  • Bedsits 9
  • Self-contained flat 1
  • Total spaces: 10

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished and includes 1 x single bed base & mattress, 1 x bedside cabinet, 1 x Wardrobe, 1 x Chest of 5 Drawers, 1 x dining table & chair and 1 x one seater comfy chair. White goods - fridge/freezer and 1 x microwave. Flooring & windows – laminate/vinyl and blinds covering the windows.
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  • Disabled facilities: No adaptions and not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, IT room, laundry and courtyard.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking allowed in own room only for over 18s. Written house rules (communal living code). Excluded Licence agreement – bedsit and Protected Licence Agreement – self-contained flat.

Visitors

Visitors allowed between 10am-11pm. Up to 2 visitors allowed at any one time which includes another resident. One overnight guest allowed up to 3 nights a week.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Erdington Train Station – 0.2 miles away Bus stop outside via No.28 from Birmingham City centre

Volunteering

Yes – administrative support, befriending, fundraising, skills sharing, assisting/facilitating workshops, support with Life Skills Programme and other duties to share and gain experience. Call 0121 772 2483 option 6 HR for details or visit our website at www.stbasils.org.uk.

Donations

Monetary, clothing, food, kitchenware, furniture, bedding, crockery, white goods and any other donation of relevance. 0121 772 2483 - option 7 Fundraising


Is this page accurate?

If you work for St Basils - Short Heath Court and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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