Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for an application form, completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. Need proof of ID, eg letter from DWP with NI number or from other referral agency, and relevant reports.
Various referral methods. If via CSC and under 18 usually referred by the ART team, if via the council or agency or direct application then a homelessness assessment needs to take place and we take the referral form the council. An appointment is made to come in, a assessment takes place which looks at history of the young person, support needs risks. Then background information will bed asked for from all relevant connected agencies.
Referrals will be made to Bury Housing Assessment by any agency between the hours of 9.00 am - 5.00 pm – Monday to Friday • If approached after 5.00 pm or at weekends, then agencies / individuals call the Homeless Out of Hours service. The Homeless out of duty officer will assess if the person is eligible to access the provision
Referrals for The Sidings come through the ART Referral Team at Lancashire County Council and from the Local Authority Housing Department - Ribble Valley. Referrals are via a 16-17 year old joint protocol between Housing and Social Care with a priority needs scaling. Young single homeless people at risk or with Child looked after status.