The service provides two strands of support:
New Start at Home - provides floating support to clients in their own homes or in temporary accommodation. Floating support can also be provided to those in accommodation provided by other social or private landlords or to owner / occupiers.
New Start in the Community - provides 12 units of supported accommodation. The dispersed properties are located in Bradford and Shipley. Each property is self-contained and fully furnished.
There is a low level of onsite staffing at some of the properties however support is available 24/7.
NewStart is for high risk male offenders aged 16 and over. Typically those receiving the services will have a high degree of housing need and may have experienced periods of homelessness or are experiencing unsettled lifestyles.
To provide high quality housing-related support services to vulnerable people who are at risk of re-offending and which is responsive to their needs and aspirations in order to prevent them from becoming homeless.
To support and encourage clients to develop new and existing skills and gain confidence in their ability to manage their own homes independently.
Fully furnished and equipped units of accommodation.
Referrals should be made through the Bradford Gateway however enquiries can also be made directly to the service.
To access this service, applicants will have to be assessed as eligible by Bradford Council’s Housing Options Service Single Point of Access (Gateway) – contact details are given below.
To be considered for the service, an applicant does not have to have a recognised diagnosis in terms of mental health or specific disability. The focus of the service is on the most vulnerable individuals with the highest level of need.
To make a referral please contact Housing Options directly on 01274 435999 or complete the attached Housing Related Support Referral Form and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org