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Central and Cecil - Northcott House

Referral address

259 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8JU

Phone

020 7593 0570

Fax

020 7928 5880

 

Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young vulnerable women aged 16-21 with low to medium support needs. Must have a local connection to LB Southwark.

Will not accept

Women with current alcohol or drug problems without support agencies involvement. Women with a history of violence or arson. Women who are pregnant.

Age
Minimum16
Maximum21
Average17

How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Most vacancies are held for LB Southwark RARS (020 7525 4121), if they are unable to fill a vacancy it is made available to other agencies in Southwark.

Referral procedure

Phone project 8am-9pm daily or RARS Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Interview. If accepted, move in on a Monday. Require proof of identity and benefits details.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.

Vacancies

Monthly.

Length of stay
Minimum6 months
Maximum2 years
Average12-18 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

8 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system with monthly meetings. Keyworkers and life skills officer assess residents' support needs within the first month of stay. Counselling available. Residents have access to life skills officer and personal development co-ordinator.

Health services

Mental health and drug and alcohol team visit as required.

Access to move-on

Provide resettlement support and advice to residents. Have 10 local authority nominations. Offer follow-up support for 6 months.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

46

Rooms

Bedsit: 46
£10.45pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

Facilities
FurnishingsRooms fully furnished, with ensuite shower and toilet.
Other facilities2 lounges, IT facilities.
FoodCold breakfast provided, otherwise self catering.
Disabled facilitiesOne wheelchair accessible room.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Must attend keywork meetings for support planning and residents' meetings. Smoking allowed in garden only. Assured shorthold tenancy. Licence agreement for under 18 year olds.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.

Visitors

Between 9.30am and 11.30pm. Overnight guests 3 nights a week. No overnight guests on Sunday.

User participation

Compulsory residents' forum meets monthly for feedback to management, planning social activities and mutual support. Representative attends forum at group level.

Further information ^ back to top

Group

Central and Cecil Incorporating Cara Irish HA.

Public transport

Waterloo, Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle tubes - 10 mins walk. Buses 68, 168, 176.


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