HARP Supported Housing (West)
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
Schedule 1 offenders/ People posing a risk to children. Sex offenders.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Single homeless people with low-medium 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.
Access to supported accommodation is through the Southend Access Gateway referral panel (0845 6027895) - multi-agency panel reviews the needs and aspirations of all potential applicants and matches potential residents to supported housing.
The Access Gateway Referral Panel uses the following criteria to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be considered for housing: Local Connection (i.e. Lived 3 years in the past 5, or parents, siblings, adult children resident in Southend 5yrs).
Length of stay
≤ 1 Year
Support and accommodation
3 full time staff, available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system with meetings at least weekly. Action plan with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff provide support around living skills, meaningful occupation, and accessing training
Westcliff on Sea train station - 5 minutes walk.