Accommodation Concern has a supported housing provision for single homeless people, building life skills, preparing for independent living, increasing confidence through a planned programme of re-settlement. This is self-funded and supported by donations from the public.
Single homeless people with low/medium needs.
We have 3 & 4 Bed properties in Kettering, and the surrounding areas - residents have their own rooms and share communal spaces with access to regular weekly support where they work with us to build their confidence and support with their identified needs.
Six to 12 months is the average staying time. Each person will, together with their support worker identify the areas they wish to develop which may vary from cooking, basic skills to relationship breakdowns that have led them to become homeless.
Without us these people would be homeless or sofa surfing. They would really struggle to access social housing and would likely not be considered to be a priority. We also provide bed packs: pillows, duvet, protectors, towel, mattress protector, sheet. These packs become our clients to they can take them with them when they leave us as a start for their new property.
- All schemes are for single adults who would benefit from a period in supported housing to build the skills necessary to successfully maintain an independent tenancy.
- A preference will be given to applicants who have a local connection to North Northants and a level of housing need.
- Applicants, where possible, should be deemed “unable to work currently” by the DWP
- No pets are allowed at any of our schemes.
- All our schemes are provided with ‘move on’ in mind so applicants need to have capacity to maintain their own tenancy after the intensive support finishes.
- We anticipate applicants will be with us for a period of between 6 and 12 months.
- All applicants must engage with the support/training element of the scheme.
- Applicants with outstanding housing related debt will be supported to establish and maintain a repayment plan to ensure they are able to ‘move on’. If this is not adhered to the licence will be revoked.
Note that the following applicants will not be considered for an allocation under this Policy:
- Applicants with a history of Arson
- Applications with a history of sexual offences
- Applicants currently requiring an ongoing high level of mental health interventions and support
The following applicants may be considered for an allocation under this Policy, but will need to disclose all relevant details: Any history that is withheld may cause any offer to be withdrawn immediately.
- Applicants who have unspent convictions relating to crimes against persons or property, or a history of serious anti-social behaviour
- Applicants with substance or alcohol addictions/misuse or who have a recent history of such addiction/misuse
- Applicants with a history of mental health interventions and support
How to apply
Contact us for a referral form or to discuss any potential referrals
Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI) funded high intensity
This support is targeted at entrenched rough sleepers who are ready to get off the streets and transition back to living rather than just surviving. The scheme is founded on Housing First models of providing accommodation and provided regardless of any other presenting issues/needs.
These properties are fully furnished when the resident moves in. the aim is that when they are ready to live independently the lease will transfer to them and the contents will become theirs too – thus ensuring they have everything they need to succeed.
Accommodation Concern is a registered charity (number 1146257), and a company limited by guarantee (number 07945758)