Home Works

Description

Home Works is a short-term housing support service in East Sussex committed to supporting vulnerable people aged 16-59 find and keep safe and affordable accommodation.

As well as supporting a person’s housing situation, we work with them to help improve their health, wellbeing and independence.  

To prevent people’s housing situations from getting worse and to avoid future housing difficulties, we work in partnership with statutory services.

Eligibility

We provide support for people aged 16-59, living in East Sussex who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and those who are experiencing problems related to sustaining their accommodation. Clients must also be willing to engage with the service.   

For people over the age of 60 in need of housing-related support, please refer to STEPS

Please note: we no longer take self-referrals.

What the service provides

We provide tailored short-term support for people facing a range of challenges, in a range of circumstances. Our team of Floating Support Officers work with people in their own homes or in the community, on a one-to-one basis.

We support people:    

  • At risk of losing accommodation. For example, people facing eviction, in rent or mortgage arrears, causing or experiencing anti-social behaviour, or subject to domestic abuse, harassment or hate crimes.
  • Living in temporary accommodation. We support people regardless of which agency is funding the temporary accommodation.
  • Living in unsuitable accommodation. For example, if the property is over-crowded, in disrepair or is unsafe, or a property is causing a health condition to deteriorate or is restricting the client’s ability to live independently.
  • With resettlement. We support people to set up new tenancies and settle into a new home, with tasks such as setting up utilities, acquiring furniture and finding out about local amenities and community support.
  • To sustain accommodation and live independently. We provide short-term support to resolve housing-related issues such as utilities arrears, lack of suitable white goods and furniture.

How to refer

We accept formal referrals from professionals working in Adult Social Care (ASC), including Health and Social Care Connect (HSCC), Children’s Services and Local Housing Authorities’ Housing Options teams.   

If you work for one of these services, please make a referral by completing and emailing a referral form (see the downloads section below) to our Gateway team, stating clearly which service and team you work in.

If you do not work for a service listed above, please read the following information about where to obtain information about housing and or support needs:

  • If you or your clients have care and support needs or care for someone who does, Health and Social Care Connect (HSCC) offer both the public and professionals a single point of access for adult health and social care enquiries, assessments, services and referrals.
  • If you or your clients has a child/children and their housing problems are placing the child/children at risk, contact the Single Point of Advice in Children’s Services to discuss your/your clients’ concerns.
  • If you or your clients, including those with children, (whether or not they have care and support needs), are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, they should make an appointment with their local Housing Options team who may be able to help them to stay in their current home or to find a new one.

Contact details of agencies that Home Works accepts referrals from:

 

Service Details

Locations:
2 Bell Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1JU (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Southdown Housing Association
Service Type:
Help building life and social skills
Website:
Client Groups:
  • Young adults aged 16 to 25
  • Adults 18 to 65 years
Organisation Sector:
  • Community service

Cost & Availability

Free

This page was last updated on 22 November 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Home Works
Mobile:
07773 377 754
Telephone:
01273 898 700
Email:
referrals@home-works.org.uk