Open Homes Nottingham
Open Homes Nottingham
Open Homes Nottingham (formerly 58i) is a charity that seeks to provide accommodation for 16-25 year olds who are homeless or living in inappropriate accommodation. Our main project currently is Nottingham Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation in the homes of trained volunteer hosts and is affiliated to Depaul Nightstop UK.
We are also developing a Supported Lodgings project, where young people will be able to stay with a host family for a longer period of time.
All of the accommodation offered by Open Homes Nottingham provides the homeless young person with not only a roof over their head but also a stable and friendly host family or community of peers to ensure that they will be safe and welcomed into their new home.
We believe that the best route out of homelessness is through a stable and nurturing environment, and our individual placements aim to avoid the issues that can arise when placing a number of different people with varying levels of support needs together.
We believe that being welcomed into healthy families and communities is a helpful way for homeless young people to move on to a more positive future.
Our intention is to achieve the following:
– Preventing rough sleeping and inappropriate accommodation by providing safe & welcoming emergency accommodation in the homes of approved volunteer host families
– Providing longer term accommodation for young people within welcoming, stable families or peer communities, to help them learn how to take responsibility for their tenancy and to build healthy relationships
– Providing affordable, supportive accommodation so that young people who have experienced homelessness can remain in the same stable accommodation whether they are working or claiming benefits
Open Homes Nottingham aims to:
- Open Homes Nottingham has one simple aim: to help and support those in need in our city, in particular homeless young people.
Established: February 2005
Registered Charity Number: 1110176
Board members: 6
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 0333 3232 265
Address: Open Homes Nottingham, 104-114 Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GLView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website