The Hostel is the hub of all that we do at Herring House
The hostel offers direct access, emergency accommodation for people in housing crisis. We offer housing and support in our purpose built hostel, with 31 ensuite bedrooms and 24 hour support. We aim to provide safe and secure accommodation and a programme of support to help individuals move out of homelessness into longer term, secure accommodation that best suits their needs. The new hostel will be able to accommodate 31 people, aged 18 years upwards. The maximum length of stay depends on the individual, but support is offered up to two years.
Each resident is assigned a keyworker, and together they develop a support plan to help the individual address their housing and support needs. Residents meet with their keyworker on a regular basis to ensure support remains relevant and appropriate. Referral into more specialist services, such as drug or alcohol treatment services, can be made where necessary.
The aim of the project is to support residents to engage in the support services they require, to enable them to address the issues that have led to their current circumstances. Their keyworker will help them address issues such as benefits, life skills, housing need, physical and mental health and move-on options. Ultimately the project aims to enable residents to achieve independence and manage their own tenancies.
JH – my story
Our trip to Snowdon
On the 30th July 2016, a team of intrepid staff set out to climb Snowdon to raise awareness and funds for Herring House Trust.
By a huge effort, they achieved their goal and reached the summit. The climb was hard work but they persevered and were extremely pleased to have succeeded. Their aim was to raise funds for the clients they support every day, those that have experienced the worst of life and often feel that they are forgotten and judged for their life choices.
They set out to raise funds to restore some self-worth for these clients, by giving them the opportunity to experience activities that we all take for granted.
This article was posted on 20 October 2016