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Stepping Stone Project - Parkside

Referral address

Parkside House, Bowness Road
M24 4WT


0161 643 1722


0161 653 0439




Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people and those at risk of being made homeless, with support needs.

Will not accept

May exclude arsonists.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Self or agency referrals. Phone or call in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Application form completed prior to interview. Require proof of identity. Require background information from referring agency.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.



Length of stay
Minimum6 months
Maximum1 year
Average12-15 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

2 full time staff on-site Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (plus some evenings), Sat-Sun 4.30pm-midnight. Keywork system (7 residents per worker), keywork meetings at least weekly. Provide help with benefits, budgeting, access to education, training and employment, developing independent living skills, social skills and building social networks.

Health services

Access to specialist workers/agencies as and when appropriate.

Access to move-on

Keyworker and resident draw up a resettlement plan including finding appropriate move-on accommodation. Help with making applications and finding furniture. Offer follow-up support for as long as required.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces



Flats: 14
£4pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

FurnishingsFlats fully furnished.
Other facilitiesTV lounge, laundry, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities1 flat is accessible to wheelchair users.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Assured shorthold tenancy.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.


Can stay overnight. No visitors under 16 allowed unless accompanied by responsible adult.

User participation

Regular residents' meetings. Residents' forum, with 2 representatives per site.

Further information ^ back to top


Stepping Stone Project.

Public transport

Buses 123, 124. Bus station next door.