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Project information

Karis Project

The Karis Project provides supported accommodation and floating support for young mums and their children, and single women aged 16-30. Our service users have been homeless and are overcoming areas of vulnerability including poor mental wellbeing, domestic violence or isolation.

This project is on-going

Charity information: Oasis Aquila Housing

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  • Need


    The project provides accommodation and support to young women and their children who require additional support. Many of the women we support are fleeing domestic violence and need to make a new start for themselves and their children.


    The women and children live in their own tenancy and support workers visit their home to provide practical help and advice.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Relieve homelessness among women and children in Gateshead


    » Provide housing and support to young women and their children who are at risk of homelessness

    What success will look like

    Success will be relieving homelessness for up to 42 women and children per annum.

  • Impact


    Long term changes this project will bring about include stability and securtity for women aged 16-30 and their children.


    Risks to the project include engagement of the women in recieving support from the project and ensuring the tenancies are amanged appropriately. We deal with these risks by putting in place a clear warning system regarding non engagment.


    We will report to donors on a monthly basis.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £126,418

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      Amount Heading Description
      £43,895 Staffing inc salaris and pension
      £48,642 Projects costs property costs and maintainance
      £33,881 service user costs welfare, activities, refurbishment adn new developments

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Supporting People £63,528 Guaranteed
    Rent and service charge £49,486 Guaranteed
    Grants & donations £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    This project is based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.


    Young homeless women and their children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully run projects to house vulnerable and homeless women and children for over 25 years in Gateshead.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fiona Pollard

    Project Manager

I have come a long way with the help and support from Karis Project

Service User