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Independent Futures - Hendra Lodge

Referral address

Cornwall Council Single Referral Unit


01579 349596


Who the project is for ^ back to top

Target group

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. Must have a local connection to Cornwall.

Will not accept

No automatic exclusions. Applications considered on a case by case basis.


How to get in ^ back to top

Referral agencies

All referrals via Cornwall Council and others, they widening participation and seeking ways to get more young people

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for application form, completed by applicant and referral agency prior to interview. Informal visit available. Require proof of ID as for Housing Benefit claims and risk assessment.

Waiting list

Operate waiting list of at least 6 months.



Length of stay
Minimum6 months
Maximum2 years
Average2 years

Staffing and support ^ back to top

Support services

1 full time and 1 part time staff, on-site Mon-Fri 10am-7.30pm, emergency on-call system. Keywork system (4 residents per worker), weekly keywork meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support around independent living skills, managing finances, benefits, access to education, training and employment, alcohol and drug problems, access to health services.

Access to move-on

Staff provide help with applications for housing, Community Care grants, finding furniture, setting up utilities. Referral to rent deposit scheme. Offer 3 months follow-up support and referral to floating support service if required.

Accommodation ^ back to top

Total spaces

8 In 2 shared flats and four 1-bed flats.


Single: 4
Flat: 4
£6.30pw required from residents receiving benefits.

FurnishingsRooms partly furnished.
Other facilitiesLounge, garden.
FoodSelf catering.
Disabled facilities1 flat accessible to wheelchair users. Lower worktops, walk-in shower, grab rails, adapted door entry system, wider hallway, bigger rooms.

Rules and policies ^ back to top

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed in communal areas. Smoking in own 1 bed flat or own room in shared flats. Licence agreement or assured shorthold tenancy.

Resident access

Own key, no access restrictions.


Until midnight Sun-Thurs, 1am Fri-Sat. Overnight guests allowed with staff permission.

User participation

Monthly residents' meetings. Resident involvement in selection of new staff and residents. Residents' Association.

Further information ^ back to top

The project has a gardening group - seasonal


Devon & Cornwall Housing Association.

Public transport

Liskeard train station and Coombe Cornwall request train halt - 20 to 25 minutes walk.

Update Information ^ back to top

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