Basis@336, the only resource centre for those who are street homeless or at risk of homelessness in Gateshead. Preventing homelessness and impacting the lives of over 700 individuals every year.
Oasis Aquila Housing
National statistics show an increase of 55% in rough sleeping in the past 5 years, the North East has seen the biggest one year increase of 40%. Basis@336 is the only direct access front line service for homeless people in Gateshead. The number of individuals we are supporting is increasing each year, reaching 767 people in 2014/2015. The individuals we see are most often young men who are not in priority need and therefore receive little support from statutory services.
Our project will provide a referral helpline responding to alerts about rough sleeping, emergency accommodation for individuals who are rough sleeping, advice and support to deal with housing applications, access to the private rented sector through our Bond Scheme, signposting to specialist services and financial and digital inclusion support.
The prevention of homelessness for 100 individuals per annum
Activities» Every verified rough sleeper will be offered access to emergency accommodation with support
Success will be the prevention of rough sleeping for all individuals registered with our service
Provision of advice, guidance and referral on housing, benefits and debt to 500 individuals
Activities» Each individual will be registered with the service by a staff member and offered housing, benefits and debt advice
Success will be all individuals registered with our service able to manage a tenancy and household budget
Provide digital inclusion support to 100 individuals
Activities» support provided through the provision of weekly training sessions which include IT and employability skills training
Success will be the progression toward the labour market of individuals taking part in our digital inclusion and employability training sessions
The project will prevent homelessness for at least 100 individuals and provide housing support and advice for at least 500 individuals, allowing those we support to access and maintain a home and progress toward financial and digital inclusion. These outcomes will be measured by project staff on a daily basis and reported to donors every quarter.
The project will be working with an at risk group of individuals, the Project Team have taken advice from a project working with a similar client group and have developed health and safety procedures. Security equipment will also be in place.
We will report to donors on a quarterly basis using statistics gathered in the project daily.
Budget - Project Cost: £149,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £96,000 Staffing Project Team Leader&Project Workers £26,000 Project Costs Housing Services,Rent, Maintainence £12,000 Service User Costs Welfare and support costs £15,000 Management Management&administration
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Northern Rock Foundation £45,000 Guaranteed
Central Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Local Community, those at risk of homelessness
Over 25 years experience housing homeless men and women in Gateshead.
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Phil is the Project Team Leader at Basis@336
“After a difficult year I now have somewhere I can happily call my home. The support I have received has helped me so much.”