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Ipswich Housing Action Group
PO Box 122
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Single homeless people with low to medium support needs. No local connection required. Can accept couples with non-dependent children. Target 20% women and 12% people from black and minority ethnic groups.
Will not accept
People unable to cope with the level of support offered, and those with former landlord arrears (until arrangements to pay are in place and upheld).
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from Suffolk Coordination Service (SCS).
Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or via SCS. Application form. Interview. Successful applicants must maintain monthly contact. Viewing arranged with IHAG worker when suitable vacancy occurs.
Operate waiting list 1 week-6 months prioritised by need.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
7 full time and 2 part time staff offer general housing management and support across 14 houses. Usually visit each house 2-3 times per week. Support plans, reviewed regularly. Staff offer help with benefits, accessing specialised support and liaising with statutory and voluntary welfare agencies.
Access to move-on
Move-on support offered on a 'tapering' basis by IHAG's housing team. Referrals via Choice-Based Lettings scheme managed by Ipswich Borough Council.
Accommodation ^ back to top
55 In 14 shared houses. 3 rooms may be let to couples.
£17.25pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins and fridges.|
|Other facilities||Most houses have lounges and gardens.|
|Food||Self catering - vouchers provided for breakfast.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Residents must engage with support. Smoking only allowed in own rooms and garden. Mostly assured shorthold tenancies.
Own key, no access restrictions.
Provided the resident they are visiting is present.
Compulsory residents' meetings in safe house. In other houses arranged as and when necessary.
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Looking for volunteer trustees. Train volunteers to be money advisers - must be able to work 2 days per week and commit to 1 year. Email email@example.com for further information.
Clothes, household goods, food, money. Phone 01473 213102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Further information ^ back to top
One house is designated a safe house and used for people in recovery from substance misuse problems.
Ipswich train station - 15 minutes walk. Ipswich bus station - 5 minutes walk.