This page provides information on schemes that are available to support people in their home.
Housing Related Support
Housing related support is a service which assists previously homeless and/or vulnerable people to live independently in their own home.
The Bridge Project, based in Loughborough, can set up a housing related support service for people living in North West Leicestershire. A dedicated Housing Support Worker will assist with many aspects of managing a home.
The type of support received may include help setting up your new home, help with your money or support if you are socially isolated.
You can apply to be assessed for this service by completing a referral form or ask your landlord, or an agency working with you, to make the referral for you. If you make a referral on another person's behalf, you need their permission first. Find out more or call The Bridge on 01509 260500.
The REACT Furniture Project
Operates a Recycled Furniture Warehouse. People in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Working Tax Credits, can purchase items for a nominal handling charge. Click on the link here for more information about The REACT Furniture Project
A recycling project which enables you to make use, for free, other people's unwanted household items.Click on the link here for more information about freeuse - Leicestershire Re-cycling project
Home-Start North West Leicestershire
Support for families with young children who are struggling to cope. Some families need support for many reasons including post-natal illness, disability, bereavement, the illness of a parent or child, or social isolation.
Parents are supported by volunteer parents, parents helping parents, to help build a family's confidence and ability to cope. Click on the link here for more information about Home-Start North West Leicestershire
Our Sanctuary scheme is intended to provide security to women, children and men who may be experiencing domestic abuse.
The scheme is designed to provide a speedy response through the installation of enhanced security measures such as replacement locks, window shock alarms and metal kicks plates to exterior doors and other relevant measures to vulnerable areas of a property in an attempt to prevent unwanted and/or forced entry.
The additional security measures mean that some victims have the option of remaining in their own homes.
Last updated: Fri 21 February, 2014 @ 17:35