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If you want to stay in this project you cannot apply directly yourself. Look in How to get in below for more information.
Independent Futures - Hendra Lodge
Cornwall Council Single Referral Unit
Who the project is for ^ back to top
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
All referrals via Cornwall Council.
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.
Operate waiting list of at least 6 months.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
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
8 In 2 shared flats and four 1-bed flats.
£6.30pw required from residents receiving benefits.
|Furnishings||Rooms partly furnished.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, garden.|
|Disabled facilities||1 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.
Own key, no access restrictions.
Until midnight Sun-Thurs, 1am Fri-Sat. Overnight guests allowed with staff permission.
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.
Devon & Cornwall Housing Association.
Liskeard train station and Coombe Cornwall request train halt - 20 to 25 minutes walk.