Initial contact by phone Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm. Need to speak to applicant as well as agency. If there is a vacancy and applicant meets referral criteria, place offered immediately. Referral form completed on phone.
Receive nominations via the recently renewed YPAASS (Young People Advice, Accommodation & Support Service) procedure. We will then assess their suitability for the project by conducting our own readiness assessment. Have a 6-bed emergency accommodation provision for under 18's whereby we receive direct referrals from Children's Services. They are required to complete a referral form and risk assessment and we will assess suitability for the project and if we can meet their support needs.