day centres and hostels
Floor 3, Howden House
1 Union Street
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. 12 beds for single parents and young pregnant women. Must have a local connection. All applicants must be willing to engage with the support service and be willing to work towards independent living.
Will not accept
Arsonists, Schedule 1 offenders and people with a history of violence. People with high support needs that cannot be met by the project.
How to get in ^ back to top
Only accept self referrals and agency referrals via Sheffield Council.
Telephone: the Housing Options Advice Line on 0114 2736306 during office hours Monday – Friday 8.30-5pm.
Operate a waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
11 full time staff available Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm. Security staff provide waking night cover. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 2 months. Staff offer support around independent living skills, benefits and budgeting, employment, education and training, health issues and parenting skills.
Nurse runs weekly drop-in. Weekly on site support provided by specialist substance misuse worker.
Access to move-on
Staff provide support around move-on, including help with housing applications to Sheffield Council and RSLs. Nominations to Guinness Northern Counties Housing Association. Follow-up support. Resettled residents can also return to Foyer for advice.
Accommodation ^ back to top
Residents responsible for own electricity charges.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, IT suite, gym, garden.|
|Disabled facilities||2 bedsits accessible to wheelchair users.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
No alcohol in communal areas. Smoking allowed in own rooms and garden. Must engage with support around independent living. Licence agreement.
24 hour access, no restrictions.
Between 12 noon-8.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-8.30pm Sat-Sun. No overnight guests.
Regular residents' meetings. Residents sit in on staff meetings and foyer's board meeting. Residents' representatives group.
Further information ^ back to top
The project has strong links with Sheffield College and Connexions.
Guinness Care and Support
Spring Lane tram stop - 5 minutes walk. Buses 7,10 41, 94, 95, 123.
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