Peabody Trust - Bernard Brett House
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people aged 16-25 who are vulnerable, including care leavers and ex-offenders. Applicants must have a local connection to Colchester.
Who we cannot help
People whose support needs cannot be met by the project.
Minimum age accepted
Maximum age accepted
How to get a referral
Only accept referrals from named agencies via Colchester Joint Referral Panel which is made up of local agencies working with vulnerable young homeless people.
Application form completed by applicant and referral agency. Interview. Require proof of ID and background information, including risk assessments.
Length of stay
Support and accommodation
5 full time staff available daily 8am-11pm, sleep-in cover. Keywork system (4 residents per key worker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff offer help with benefits and budgeting, life skills, job searching, training and social skills and accessing specialist welfare services.
Plus one room to use as a crash pad
Colchester train station - 3 minutes walk. Colchester bus station - 5 minutes walk.