Changing Lives - Supported Accommodation for Young People

Services we offer:

  • Fully furnished flats located at Erimus house, with 2 crash pads
  • 27 dispersed, fully furnished properties located in various locations within Middlesbrough
  • Bed-spaces in total: 57
  • 1 x office accommodation
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Staff cover: 24-hour
  • 1 x Project lead, 2 x Senior Support workers, 5 x Housing management workers, 4 x Young people’s support workers and 2 x Health & Wellbeing workers.
  • On-going regular support for all those residing within the pathway
  • We will expect that all other agencies involved with support/care of the young person will sign up to and adhere to a multi-agency agreed care and support plan working together with the young person throughout their stay with us, towards a positive outcome.
  • Support Offer: Each young person will be allocated a support worker or HMW who will support the young person through his or her journey. Young people will also be offered the opportunity to work with a health & wellbeing worker, and an Asset worker to support with health, social and Educational needs.
  • Support workers and young people will have regular keywork sessions. Support staff offer a wide range of activities and support to improve all independent living skills in a range of areas such as managing debt, looking after the home or developing self-awareness.
  • Health services include; each young person will be supported to register with a GP and address all health needs and provide support with emotional and physical needs, as well as advice on sexual health, exercise, nutrition and general healthy living.
  • Asset services include; each young person will be supported to build positive social networks, and explore education, employment and training opportunities, as well as other meaningful activities.
  • Catering facilities: Self-catering

 

Eligibility

  • Will have a local connection to Middlesbrough and meet the age criteria dependent on service accessed
  • May be in need of emergency housing
  • May need assistance to secure supported accommodation or maintain their tenancy
  • May be a victim of domestic abuse and at a risk of harm, either from the abuser and/or due to current situation
  • May have a specific set of needs that can be clearly identified for which there is no current effective service response
  • May require a tailored package of support with a holistic, person centred, coordinated systems approach to service delivery
  • May require treatment, rehab or psychosocial interventions for substance misuse
  • May have support needs around mental health and offending
  • May be stepping down from care such as residential or foster care

Referral process (including Out of hours - OOH):

Please make referrals directly to the placement panel. Referral forms can be requested via the service or the housing solutions.

 

Tel: 01642 726800 or Freephone 08001303367 

Email: housingsolutions@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Email direct to: erimushousereferrals@changing-lives.org.uk

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gena Hamilton
Contact Position
Project Lead
E-mail
gena.hamilton@changing-lives.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Erimus House
Address
Queen Square
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
Postcode
TS2 1AA
View TS2 1AA on a map

Availability

Referral required
Referral Details

Referral forms can be requested via the service or the housing solutions team

 

Tel: 01642 726800 or Freephone 08001303367

 

email: housingsolutions@middlesbrough.gov.uk

 

 email direct to:

erimushousereferrals@changing-lives.org.uk

Page last reviewed: 30/09/2021

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