HARP - Acorn Supported Housing
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people with low support needs who by accessing the service have the willingness and desire to improve their educational and vocational prospects to aid move on within 1-2 years. Must have a local connection to Southend.
Who we cannot help
History of arson. History of violence. Sex offenders.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Access to Acorn Supported Housing accommodation is through the Southend Access Gateway referral panel, which can be contacted on 0845 6027895 – this multi-agency panel reviews the needs and aspirations of all potential applicants and matches potential residents to supported housing providers. The Access Gateway Referral Panel uses the following criteria to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be considered for housing: Local Connection.
All referrals go through Southend Council's Accommodation Panel for people who are homeless and have a local connection.
If accepted for interview proof of ID, e.g. NI card, birth certificate, driving licence, bank statement, benefits letter, will be required.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
3 full time staff. Emergency on-call system. One to one keywork sessions. In-house tenancy sustainment programme. Support with building independent living skills, advice on further and vocational educational education, volunteering and work experience.
Southend Central train station - 20 minutes walk. Bus station 5 minutes walk.