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Home Group Derwentside Accommodation

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 with support needs who are homeless or inappropriately housed.

Who we cannot help

Schedule 1 offenders/ People posing a risk to children.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from Single Homeless Action Initiative in Derwentside.

Referral procedure

All applications via Gateway - forms are emailed to relevant services. Interview. Require proof of identity, and relevant background information for risk and needs assessments.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

≤ 1 Year

Maximum stay

6 months - 1 Year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

5 full time staff, available 7.30am-10pm. Concierge cover from 21.45pm-7.45am. Linkworker system (4 customers per linkworker) with meetings held every 1 week or as required. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff offer support around independent living skills including behaviour management, accessing education and training and liasing with specialist welfare agencies.

Total spaces



12 flats in Towers House,

Further information

Public transport

Consett bus station - 10 mins walk.