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Residents’ Support and Advice

We recognise the individual and understand the varied needs of our residents. We offer a warm and non-judgmental environment and our staff are committed to helping where it’s needed. We are funded by the Supporting People programme and work closely with a wide range of external agencies and organisations to ensure that we provide the best service possible.

Every supported resident is assigned a Support Worker and together, they will develop a Personal Action Plan which provides a way forwards towards eventually moving on and living independently.

As part of our holistic approach we also offer counselling, life skills classes, social activities and opportunities to explore spirituality and faith. These services are funded by surpluses from our social enterprises (Our gyms, children’s services and cafes) and monies raised by fundraising events and donations.

Buddy scheme

The Buddy scheme is a scheme where volunteers, often residents themselves, become a buddy to both current residents and those who have moved on from the hostel environment. Just having someone to chat to, someone who listens or lends a helping hand can be a vital part of a success outcome.

Opportunities to participate

Like we said, it’s not just about a roof over your head. Getting out and about, involved in activities, volunteering, courses and events is what turns a person’s journey from survival to a fulfilled life, and that’s why we offer our residents the opportunity to take part in Drama Workshops, Photography Courses, Music Recording Projects and so forth.

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