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Lighthouse Homes

Referral address

The Lighthouse
71 Westgate
Rotherham
S60 1BQ

Phone

01709 364600

Fax

01709 364600

 

Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless men who wish to address their issues, learn new skills and move on to successful independent living. Can accept ex-offenders direct from prison.

Will not accept

Men who have a history of violence or offending behaviour, arsonists, with a history of serious sexual or racial offences. Men with serious mental health problems.

Age
Minimum18
MaximumNone
Average30-45

How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency including prison.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm. Require proof of ID and income.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.

Vacancies

Monthly.

Length of stay
Minimum2 weeks
Maximum-
Average6-12 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

4 full time staff on-site, 24 hour waking cover. In-house 12-step programme. Staff provide support around life skills, budgeting, health and safety, food hygiene, cooking and cleaning. Provide training in construction on site and via local college, horticulture via allotment, media studies.

Access to move-on

Staff provide advice on move-on options. Own move-on accommodation in 2-3 bedroom houses.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

15

Rooms

Single: 3
2 bed: 3
6 bed: 1
£27.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.

Facilities
FurnishingsRooms partly furnished, residents have own drawer.
Other facilitiesLounge.
FoodSelf catering with support from staff.
Disabled facilitiesNone.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed on the premises. Smoking allowed in designated covered outside area only. Licence agreement.

Resident access

24 hour access, no restrictions. Maximum 2 nights away per week by arrangement.

Visitors

Family members only by arrangement between 9am-4pm.

User participation

Weekly residents' and staff meetings.

Volunteering and donations ^ back to top

Volunteering

Currently have 20+ volunteers. Phone 01709 364600 for further information.

Donations

Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 01709 364600 for details.

Further information ^ back to top

A Place of Change with Christian foundations. Christian activities including twice weekly services and prayer groups. Recreation activities include 6-a-side football, countryside walks and visits.

Public transport

Rotherham train and bus stations - 10-15 minutes walk.