Project information

Basis@336

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.

One Year

Charity information: Oasis Aquila Housing

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  • Need

    Need

    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.

    Solution

    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    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


    Aim 2

    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


    Aim 3

    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


  • Impact

    Impact

    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.

    Risk

    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.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors on a quarterly basis using statistics gathered in the project daily.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £149,000

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      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
  • Background

    Location

    Central Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

    Beneficiaries

    Local Community, those at risk of homelessness

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over 25 years experience housing homeless men and women in Gateshead.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Phil Conn

    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.”

Aquila Bond Scheme Service User