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Canaan Trust

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless men with support needs. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to Erewash or Broxtowe



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency, mainly from Barnado's, Social Services, probation and prison services, Connexions, Erewash BC Housing Aid Teams, Broxtowe BC Homelessness Prevention and Amber Valley Council.

Referral procedure

Write or phone Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm. Application form. Interview. May request additional background information depending on the needs of the applicant.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1-3 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

12 staff plus volunteers, who collectively provide 24/7 hour waking cover. Keywork system (6 residents per key worker) with meetings held weekly or as required. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff offer support around independent living skills, literacy and numeracy, accessing employment and training and liaison with statutory and voluntary agencies. Education facilities providing support in literacy, numeracy and I.T plus an extensive programme of 'Living Skills', and Employment Related Training. Clients are supported in securing and maintaining employment during tenancy. Support is holistic person centred with access to in-house counselling services.

Total spaces



12 x single rooms in shared houses.

Further information

Public transport

Long Eaton train station - 20 minutes walk. 5 minute walk to bus service network