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Humankind - Sheffield Visiting Support Service

Summary
Humankind runs the Sheffield Visiting Support Service which is open to all Sheffield residents who have a current or previous history of misuse of substances or alcohol and need housing related support to maintain independent living.


Description

Humankind is a registered charity which has been helping people and their communities in the North to deal with unemployment, poverty, crime, addiction, homelessness and family breakdown.

Humankind runs the Sheffield Visiting Support Service which is open to all Sheffield residents who have a current or previous history of misuse of substances or alcohol and need housing related support to maintain independent living.

Humankind works closely with other agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of need and to develop a structured support plan with the client. The support is designed to be provided for up to 6 months, supporting residents through 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.

The service can help to:
• Maximise income, claiming benefits, budgeting and financial management
• Developing life skills and being independent at home
• Developing links and encouraging involvement with community organisations
• Signposting and support for clients to access specialist service For example, substance misuse, primary care, mental health, counselling etc
• Staying safe at home, reporting repairs and household maintenance
• 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
• Support for the client in complying with statutory orders


Who to contact

Contact Name
Jane Steele
Contact Position
Projects Manager
Telephone
0114 272 2497
E-mail
sheffieldvs@humankindcharity.org.uk
Website
www.humankindcharity.org.uk

Where to go

Name
St Peters Chambers
Address
14 Campo Lane
Sheffield
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S1 2EF

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No

Other Details

Miscellaneous

Charity Number
515755

Last Updated
05/11/2018
Keywords
Drugs Alcohol
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