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Single Persons Housing Project

Working with both Single People and Landlords

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Housing Advice Team and Adullam Housing Association are working together to provide a service to single people aged 16-35 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Key Objectives:

1) Increase the number of clients whose homelessness can be prevented as a result of receiving timely support and assistance.

2) Increase access to affordable accommodation which is successfully sustained.

Services Provided:

  • Mediation with parents/relatives/existing accommodation providers to explore opportunities to remain at home or move in a way that is planned and prepared.
  • Signposting/referral to other organisations for specific support needs. In the case of under 18's, Social services joint working.
  • Pre-Tenancy training around tenancy responsibilities.  This is offered to all clients and covers topics such as:

                - What a Landlord is looking for from a tenant and how they should behave.

                - The practicalities, such as reading meters, setting up utility bills, etc

                - Explaining Tenancy Agreements

                - Affordability

                - Budgeting

  • Assistance with completing benefit forms, advice on budgeting etc
  • Assistance in finding affordable accommodation, facilitating access to shared accommodation, includes the use of the Rent Deposit Bond Scheme.
  • The Project worker will be responsible for supporting tenancies created, liasing with Landlords and dealing with relationships in shared properties and supporting tenants to develop independent living skills.

Referral Process:

Referrals to the project can be made directly to the Project worker; through the Housing Advice Team; via Agencies or Self-referrals.

Contact Details:

Suzie Noble

Based at: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council,

                Housing Services

                Moorlands House

                Stockwell Street

                Leek

                ST13 6HQ

Tel: 01538 395400 Ext: 4112

Mobile: 07584408019

E-mail: snoble@adullam.org.uk

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