Byron and Manor Road Hostels
Byron Road Hostel
Taking stock and making changes to secure a healthy future
Address: 5 Byron Road, Worthing, BN11 3HN Telephone: 01903 680747
A 15 bed complex and enduring needs service of high support accommodation. All residents have their own room. There are 2 distinct environments within the service. The main house consists of 9 units with shared communal living, lounge, dining area, kitchen, shared bathroom and toilets. In March 2016 we opened the annex, 6 self-contained units added to the rear of the building with an interconnecting door. This allows us to not only match approach but also the environment itself to the needs of clients. An holistic approach is used, and residents will work in partnership with their key worker, the whole staff team, specialist interventions and local agencies on a personalised route out of homelessness. It is expected that clients are willing to make healthy life changes and to engage positively with the service.
The service adopts the harm minimisation approach in regards to alcohol and substances and aspires to be a psychologically informed environment. Individual risk assessments and support plans are negotiated and agreed. Residents at the project can be regularly tested for substance and alcohol use in line with their individual support plans.
Having explored key areas such as physical and mental health, budgeting, meaningful use of time and aspirations, the path forward becomes clearer, enabling a tailored and planned move onto the next stage. The classic pathway is Manor Road but options have diversified with WCHP’s Move On Housing, external supported housing providers or direct into the private rented sector. This will be needs led.
- Referral Route: Lyndhurst Rd, WCHP’s hubs and an inter-agency panel
- Eligibility: Single homeless or insecurely housed (a local connection will be prioritised)
- Age: 18+ male and female
- Staff cover: 24/7 cover (including waking nights)
- Length of stay: an average of 9 months across Byron and Manor hostels
The project is funded through West Sussex County Council
Manor Road Hostel
Rebuilding & Regaining Independence
Address: 2 Manor Road, Worthing, BN11 3RT Telephone: 01903 680740
Acting as the primary move on option from the Byron Road Hostel, the house consists of 14 single units with shared communal living. The service acts as a stepping stone in the journey towards resettlement. Expectations on the client is to be willing to make positive life changes and to engage positively with the service.
The service adopts a harm minimisation approach in regards to alcohol and substances and the expectation is that it is well managed by the individual. An environment where residents are given space and responsibility, support continues to be offered through key working and specialist interventions. Individual risk assessments and support plans are negotiated and agreed. There is an emphasis on involvement within the community, social networking and testing oneself in preparation for more permanent housing. Everyone’s recovery out of homelessness will be a personal pathway.
The reality for the majority of residents due to a housing shortage is that they may need to rent privately which can mean significant upfront costs requiring good budgeting, savings and resilience. The service aspires to be a psychologically informed environment.
Following move on, continued support is offered via WCHP’s Community Inclusion Team and an outreach café within the local community. If moving into WCHP’s Move On Housing, there is a dedicated support team.
- Referral Route: Primarily Byron Road. Also open to Lyndhurst Rd, WCHP’s hubs, local authority
- Eligibility: Single homeless or insecurely housed (local connection will be prioritised)
- Age: 18+ male and female
- Staff cover: 1 member of staff during the day
- Length of stay: an average of 9 months across Byron and Manor Road hostels