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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.
Aldwyck Housing Group - Hitchin
18 Newtons Way
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs, including care leavers. Can accommodate 2 single parents with children. Priority given to applicants with a local connection to the North Herts area.
Will not accept
Arsonists, sex offenders. Those with support needs which cannot be met by the project.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept referrals from any agency. Most referrals via North Herts District Council Housing Needs Department.
Agency referrals only. Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for referral form. Interview and risk assessment.
Operate long waiting list.
Staffing and support ^ back to top
2 full time and 9 part time staff on-site Mon-Fri 9am-5pm with sleep-in cover 6 nights a week at Newtons Way and Sun Street; visiting support 9am-4pm weekly-monthly and emergency on-call system at 64 Dacre Road. Keywork system, weekly-monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed regularly. Staff help with independent living skills, budgeting, managing a home, and help with access to education, training and employment.
Access to move-on
Staff give advice on move-on options and help with application for local authority housing. Referral to floating support service.
Accommodation ^ back to top
20 In 4 buildings.
£7.97-£9.50pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
|Furnishings||Room and flats fully furnished.|
|Disabled facilities||1 room in Baldock is accessible to wheelchair users.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Must engage with support offered. No alcohol allowed on premises. Smoking allowed in own rooms only. Licence agreement or assured shorthold tenancy.
Own key, no access restrictions.
1 per resident. Can stay overnight Fri and Sat.
Monthly residents' meetings. Annual surveys. Suggestions and complaints boxes.
Further information ^ back to top
There are 14 spaces in Hitchin (7 single rooms at Newtons Way, 5 single rooms at 58 Dacre Road and 2 self contained flats at 64 Dacre Road) and 6 spaces in Baldock (2 single rooms, 2 double rooms and 2 self contained flats in Sun Street).