Together Housing - James Street Project

Referral address

c/o Housing Needs Team
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Room 102, Old Town Hall
Blackburn
BB1 7DY

Referral phone

01254 585444

Referral email

Website

http://www.togetherhousing.co.uk


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless, including pregnant women. Must have a local connection to Blackburn with Darwen.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 sex offenders. Those with convictions for arson or extreme violence. People with severe psychiatric illness.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Blackburn with Darwen BC Housing Needs Team.

Referral procedure

Call in to the Town Hall Mon-Fri 10am-12 noon, 2pm-4pm or phone Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. Application form and interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3 months
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

24 hour waking cover. Keywork system with regular meetings. Staff provide support with gaining and improving independent living skills, budgeting, accessing employment and education, accessing support from specialist services. Promotion of social activities.

Rooms and charges

Weekly rent charge is £10.45 for anyone claiming benefits. Residents who are working must submit all payslips to Housing Benefit so that their rent charge can be calculated.

  • Flat: 27
  • Disabled 3
  • Total spaces: 30

Facilities

  • Furnishings: Flats fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 3 flats are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Other facilities: 2 x training/activity/recreational rooms, computer facilities, training kitchen, musical equipment, fully equipped gym facility.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Residents must comply with Tenancy Agreement, under 18's are subject to a Licence Agreement. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement.

Visitors

9am-10pm. All visitors required to provide ID, under 18s need parental consent. Overnight guest passes can be earned by adhering to Project Rules and Regulations.

User participation

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Further information

Public transport

Train and bus stations - 5 minutes walk.


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