Specialist Female Support (Julian House)

Julian House is one of twenty nine charities from across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, that has been awarded a grant from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

A Specialist Female Casework Coordinator will be based within our Assertive Homelessness Outreach Team in Bath and partly seconded to Footprints; a service delivered by BANES’s Children’s Social Care Team, to support women who have had children removed from their care.

A Training & Peer Support Facilitator will coordinate and deliver a programme of training opportunities across the South West for client-facing staff, to share our expertise and learning in supporting homeless/at risk women who have had children removed. We will be organising a peer support group for clients to develop self-sustaining support networks and feedback on the project.

Roanne Wootten, Operations Director for Julian House, said: “We are delighted to be working with Children’s Social Care in B&NES on this project.  Footprints is a small and well-established team supporting parents towards a positive future.  The new roles are a great example of statutory and voluntary sectors coming together to share resource and expertise – we are excited by this developing work; which will have long lasting impact, supporting vulnerable women who are homeless and at risk.”