day centres and hostels
Colebrook Road Hostel
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people aged 16-59 with low to medium support needs. Will accept people with dogs.
Will not accept
Schedule 1 offenders, arsonists and people with a history of violence.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.
Self or agency referrals. Phone daily 24 hours, but preferably 9am-5pm, to discuss referral and confirm eligibility. Application form. Interview. Require proof of ID, risk assessment from professional involved with applicant and background reports.
Operate waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
6 full time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system (2-3 residents per keyworker) with weekly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed regularly. Staff offer support with independent living skills, accessing specialised support and liaison with statutory and community welfare services.
External agencies make visits as necessary.
Access to move-on
Staff give advice on move-on options and help with applications to local housing providers. May refer to floating support service for follow-up support.
Accommodation ^ back to top
£25.79pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, dining room, laundry, garden.|
|Food||Help-yourself breakfast, evening meal.|
|Disabled facilities||2 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Lift to all floors. Grab rails in bathrooms.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Residents encouraged to participate in cleaning rota. No alcohol allowed. Smoking only allowed in own rooms and back garden. 13 week licence agreement.
Own key, must be in between 11.30pm-6am unless working. Allowed to be out 2 nights per week.
1 visitor per resident between 10am-6pm Sat-Sun. No overnight guests.
Monthly residents' meetings. Resident consultation meetings every two months. Resident representative sits on Moat Board.
Further information ^ back to top
Look Ahead Housing & Care.
High Brooms train station - 5 mins walk. Bus stop - 2 minutes walk.