Form completed by applicant and agency in a service assessment. Information session and interview. Decision made within 48-36 hours. Require proof of ID and benefits entitlement. Benefits claims can be made once they move in.
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.
referrals come via Fenland District Council, P3, Clarkson House Hostel and The Ferry Project. These agencies would need to be contacted and they will each carry out their own processes to decide if to refer the client on to the Mill Close service. The service will carry out an interview with a prospective client and create with the client a needs assessment and a risk assessment. These are used to decide if to offer a place.
Supported Housing (303 bed spaces): Application forms available through St Mungo’s Single Homeless Hub in Waltham Forest, Housing Options at Waltham Forest and other referral agencies. No self-referrals, all referrals must be completed with a referral agency. Applicants are police checked. applicants are invited for an interview. Unsupported Housing (20 bed spaces) Referral procedure: applications forms available directly from YMCA or from St Mungo’s.