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Homecare Independent Living - Northern Ireland

Referral address

c/o Callan House
Hill Street
Milford
BT60 3NZ

Phone

028 3751 1333

Fax

028 3752 7705

Email

info@homecareindependentliving.com

 

Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Single homeless people and families who are homeless and vulnerable. Can accept couples. Applicants must be living in Northern Ireland.

Will not accept

People who present a risk which cannot be managed by the service.

Age
Minimum17
Maximumnone
Average37

How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Social Services and Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Do not accept self referrals or referrals from other agencies.

Referral procedure

Phone daily 24 hours. Application form and risk assessment completed by referring agency. Brief telephone interview. Require proof of ID, eg passport or driving licence, and brief background history.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list.

Vacancies

Weekly.

Length of stay
Minimum1 week
Maximum2 years
Average9 months

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

Staff provide visiting support as necessary, emergency on-call system. Support plans reviewed at least monthly. Staff provide advice and help with housing, benefits, social services, employment, training, independent living skills, debt, budgeting, home safety and security, befriending, advocacy and liaison with other agencies.

Health services

Staff team includes registered mental health and registered general nurses.

Access to move-on

Advice about landlords and tenancy agreements. Help with Housing Benefit and Community Care Grant forms, and with finding and transporting furniture. Informal follow-up support by phone.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

208

Rooms

Flat: 208
Contact project for details of charges.

Facilities
FurnishingsFlats fully furnished.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilitiesSome flats are accessible for wheelchair users.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

Smoking allowed in own flat. Licence agreement.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.

Visitors

Can stay overnight with staff permission.

User participation

Service User Focus Group.

Further information ^ back to top

Group

Homecare Independent Living.


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