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Humankind Accommodation Service

Summary
Humankind’s housing-related support services help people to live independently as valued members of the community and forms an integral part of the local housing and recovery services for people who have misused alcohol or substances and are in need of innovative housing support. The accommodation provision and service is open to all Sheffield residents in housing need who have a history of al...


Description

DISC is a voluntary organisation that supports people to maximise their potential and live independently in safe communities. We provide a range of specialist services to support people who are addressing issues such as; health and well-being, substance and alcohol misuse, financial difficulties, criminal justice, employment and housing.

DISC’s housing-related support services help people to live independently as valued members of the community and forms an integral part of the local housing and recovery services for people who have misused alcohol or substances and are in need of innovative housing support.

The accommodation provision and service is open to all Sheffield residents in housing need who have a history of alcohol and/or substance misuse and are working towards recovery and wish to remain abstinent.

DISC will work closely with other agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of need and develop a structured support plan with the client.

The support is designed to be provided just as long as is necessary (up to a maximum of two years though normally nine months) supporting residents though their own personal recovery into independent living. It is flexible, needs led and tailored to the individual.

The service aims to enable clients to develop the skills required to manage their own accommodation and to live confidently in their own abstinence in the community.

This accommodation service has a group work programme which is compulsory (residents must take part in it) further details will be supplied at point of assessment or can be supplied by request.

 

This service can help with

  • Maximising income, claiming benefits, budgeting and financial management
  • Developing life skills and being independent at home.
  • Accessing training, education and employment
  • Developing links and encouraging involvement with community organisations
  • Signposting and support for clients to access specialist services. For example, substance misuse, primary care, mental health, counselling etc.
  • Support with understanding and accessing independent accommodation (Private and Social)
  • Enabling clients to build links with family and the wider community
  • Assisting clients in understanding a tenancy agreement and what their obligations are when they move in
  • Avoiding rent arrears, negotiating with landlords, avoiding eviction, anti-social behaviour and neighbour issues
  • Maintaining your own abstinence and managing substance and alcohol issues

 

Eligibility criteria

We can provide this service to people who are:

  • 18 and over
  • Entitled to Sheffield Housing
  • In housing need and willing to engage in support
  • Committed to personal recovery
  • Abstinent from illicit drugs and alcohol use at point of entry No blanket exclusions exist in this service and as such each case will be treated on its own merits or need.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jane Steele
Contact Position
Project Manager
Telephone
0114 2855244
E-mail
thegreens@humankindcharity.org.uk

Where to go

Name
The Greens
Address
21
Murdock Road
Parsons Cross
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S5 8BU

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
24 hour service
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Supports special needs and disabilities
No
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes

Other Details

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

All referral need to go through The Sheffield Housing Pathway and can be accessed by calling 0114 2736306

Age Range
18 years to

Last Updated
01/08/2018
Keywords
Drugs Alcohol
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