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Accommodation

Berwick Youth Project - Supported Accommodation


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people who are homeless or at risk. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Northumberland.

Who we cannot help

History of violence, arson or sex offence. Chemical dependency.

Gender

Mixed

Minimum age accepted

16

Maximum age accepted

25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Acceptance subject to funding application which must be submitted to local authority.

Referral procedure

Phone, call in Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, email, write for application form, completed by applicant & referral agency. Interview. Need proof of ID, eg birth certificate, passport, NI card, bank statement, benefit, government office letter.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation


Support offered

2 full time and 1 part time staff plus volunteers on-site Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, emergency on-call system. Compulsory keywork system (4 residents per key worker), keywork meetings as necessary. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support with budgeting, employment and training, health and hygiene, sexual health. Life skills training.

Total spaces

6

Units

In 1 building

Further information

Public transport

town centre, rail 5 minutes walk