Ackee Housing Project
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Young single homeless black women aged 16-25 with low-medium support needs. Must have a local connection to LB Haringey. Priority to those who have been in local authority care.
Who we cannot help
Those with drug or alcohol problems. Those with a history of serious violence.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from agencies on approved referral agencies list. Agencies can write to request to be added to list.
Agencies are notified each time there is a vacancy. Referral form completed by agency and applicant. Interview.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
2 full time and 1 part time staff visit houses weekly. Compulsory keywork system. Initially meet residents once a week then fortnightly. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff offer one to one support on all aspects of life skills, budgeting, training, education and employment. Staff make referrals to external agencies as appropriate.
Own room in one of 5 houses with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
Dalston Kingsland train station - 10 mins walk. Buses 67, 76, 149, 243 - 3 mins walk.