Short Term Assessment Hostel & Stepping Stones Project
Short Term Assessment Hostel
Taking stock and making changes to secure a healthy future
Address: 5 Byron Road, Worthing, BN11 3HN
Telephone: 01903 680747
This 15 bed project provides short term supported accommodation, assessing the needs of individuals and exploring housing options. It acts as the primary accommodation response to rough sleeping within the local community, working with some of its most complex needs. A holistic approach is used, and residents will work in partnership with their key worker, the whole staff team and local agencies on a personalised route out of homelessness. The service adopts the harm minimisation approach in regards to alcohol and substances. In March 2016 we were thrilled to open the annex, 6 self-contained units to add to our classic communal accommodation, allowing us to not only match approach but also the environment itself to the needs of our clients.
There are opportunities to engage in the organisations diverse group work program developing existing skills or learning new ones. Specialist roles within the organisation can offer specific interventions.
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 towards independent living. For some, this will be a journey of recovery and for others a journey of discovery!
Referral Route: St Clare’s Community Hub
Eligibility: Single homeless or insecurely housed (a local connection will be prioritised)
Staff cover: 24/7 double cover
Stepping Stones Project
Rebuilding & Regaining Independence
Address: 2 Manor Road, Worthing, BN11 3RT
Telephone: 01903 680740
Acting as the primary move on option from the Short Term Assessment Hostel, this project has 14 single rooms. In accordance with its name, the service acts as a stepping stone between hostel life and permanent housing.
An environment where residents are given space and responsibility, support continues to be offered through key working and specialist interventions. There is an emphasis on involvement within the community, social networking and testing oneself in preparation for independent living. While the goal is a planned move on into independent accommodation, it is recognised that everyone’s recovery out of homelessness will be a personal journey.
The reality for the majority of residents due to a housing shortage is that they will need to be prepared to rent privately which can mean significant upfront costs requiring good budgeting, savings and resilience.
Following move on, continued support is offered via our floating support service and an outreach café within the local community.
Referral Route: Short Term Assessment Hostel or St Clare’s Community Hub
Eligibility: Single homeless or insecurely housed (local connection only)
Staff cover: Day time presence