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.