Provide high quality short-term, supportive housing for single homeless people;
Empower clients to access mainstream social and economic activity;
Support clients to move on to more independent, stable, suitable accommodation;
Enable clients to access local services.
We receive WSCC funding, as all of our shared schemes are classed as ‘Supported Housing’. Residents are charged a weekly rent and service charge; many claim housing benefit for help with this.
Quaker Housing Trust and CRASH, the construction and property industries' charity for homeless people, have been extremely supportive to the Trust with both financial and practical help.
We offer low–medium housing related support; residents are expected to engage with staff to address their support needs with a view to moving towards independent accommodation. This includes:
Pre-tenancy workshop programme – ‘Stepping Forward’ – 8 workshops designed to prepare residents for moving on to independent accommodation
1:1 support with keyworker
Outcome Star tool to assess needs, set goals and review progress made
Housing-related support – including: accessing external services; claiming benefits; budgeting, resettlement, CV writing and job search.
Our accommodation is suitable for homeless adults. As rooms are single we cannot accommodate couples or children. Applicants must fulfil the Trust’s risk assessment.
Those in need of our service can self-refer by completing an application form. If they have a support worker (of any description) they can also complete the referral section of the form. We welcome referrals from any agencies in contact with single homeless people. Referrals come from a number of sources such as other homeless charities, Arun District Council, probation and social services. Preference is given to those who have a local connection.
All of our projects are fully furnished; residents have their own rooms and share all other facilities. Meals are not provided. Our projects are not physically staffed 24 hours a day; however, when staff are not present on site an emergency ‘on call’ service is in operation. All of our projects have CCTV both internally and externally.
We gratefully welcome donations for our residents. Clothing, dry food goods and toiletries are always useful to those that come to us with nothing.