Barwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Barwell

HOMELESS PREVENTION SERVICE IN LEICESTERSHIRE

HOMELESS PREVENTION SERVICE IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Housing Matters is a Leicestershire based Floating Support Service delivered in partnership between NCHA, the Falcon Centre and The Bridge. They aim to reduce the risk of homelessness by providing support to individuals in maintaining their tenancy and gaining the skills to live as independently as possible.

You will have a dedicated Housing Support Worker who will visit you at agreed times either weekly or fortnightly and this will usually be at your home. This person will support you and assist you to manage the practical and emotional aspects of coping with the day to day running and management of a home. The support will normally last for between 6 and 9 months.

How we can support you

Your support worker will develop support plans with you that are appropriate to your needs. These may include:

  • Setting up and maintaining a tenancy
  • Developing domestic or life skills
  • Debt, budgeting and benefits
  • Assist with filling in forms
  • Finding out about local community resources
  • Advice and Advocacy
  • Accessing healthcare
  • Accessing education and employment
  • Accessing cultural and religious organisations
  • Advice on repairs and home maintenance
  • Signposting to other services

How to apply

Single people, over the age of 18, living in the County of Leicestershire with tenancy related support needs can apply for this service.

Click here to download a referral form.

  • You can refer yourself or be referred to us by a professional who works with you.
  • Referrals for this service are made through the Central Referral Point:

By Post: The Bridge, 38 Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AG
Tel: 0300 561 0001
Fax: 01509 260505
Email: housingmatters@thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 09:52 by Deputy Clerk

Tags: Community