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.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Acceptance subject to funding application which must be submitted to local authority.
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
Support and accommodation
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.
In 1 building
town centre, rail 5 minutes walk