day centres and hostels
If you want to stay in this project you cannot apply directly yourself. Look in How to get in below for more information.
Bournemouth Churches HA - Dorset Lodge
c/o SP Hub, Housing Options
Town Hall Extension
St Stephen's Road
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people. Can accommodate ex-offenders. Must have local connection to Bournemouth.
Will not accept
No automatic exclusions.
How to get in ^ back to top
All referrals come via Bournemouth Supporting People Hub.
Contact Bournemouth Supporting People Hub for details.
Operate waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
5 full time staff. Night cover via central hub at BCHA head office. Keyworker system with weekly meetings. Keywork support covers domestic/personal care, cooking, budgeting, benefits, employment, social activities, alcohol/drug dependency, mental and physical health and move-on options. Staff provide life skills training and training to enhance employment opportunities.
Some staff are trained in drug and alcohol issues.
Access to move-on
Resettlement team helps residents to prepare to move on and secure suitable accommodation. Access to own permanent housing, other Bournemouth HA schemes and private landlords. Offer follow-up support.
Accommodation ^ back to top
22 Including 4-person independent wing and flat.
£15-£34.24pw depending on accommodation type required from residents receiving benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins. 9 with ensuite facilities.|
|Other facilities||2 lounges, patio, garden.|
|Food||Breakfast and evening meal. Self catering for residents in separate wing with single rooms and flat.|
|Disabled facilities||1 ground floor room fully accessible for wheelchair users.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Must agree to drug and alcohol testing if necessary. Licence agreement.
Must be in project 12 midnight-7am, except by prior arrangement. No curfew in independent wing.
Until 9.30pm, in communal areas only, not during meal times. No under 18s. No overnight guests.
Monthly residents' meetings. Residents' representative and deputy representative. Residents' forum for representation on committees throughout BCHA.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Currently have 2 volunteers. Phone Chris Small on 01202 410500 for further information.
Food, clothes, household goods (no electricals), money. Phone 01202 317723 for details.
Further information ^ back to top
Bournemouth Churches Housing Association.
Triangle bus terminus - 5 minutes walk.