Depaul UK in the North East is delighted to have been awarded £38,000 for a new service which will enable it to help young homeless people move out of homelessness accommodation and into private tenancies. The funding is has been awarded to three projects in the North East. Nationally, the scheme has helped 4,000 homeless people into decent homes since 2010.
Depaul UK’s PRS scheme will recruit and support landlords and offer assistance and advice, such as on finding suitable accommodation, paying a deposit and rent in advance and help with money management, to young people who are looking to move on from homelessness and ready to live independently.
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A new social inclusion project has found that tailored, intensive, long-term support can change the lives of Australians experiencing chronic homelessness. The report reveals that breaking the cycle of chronic exclusion is possible but difficult and that policy makers must have realistic expectations about what services working with the long-term homeless can achieve. The report analyses a pilot project by the Sacred Heart Mission in Victoria, called Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) – designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. The project provides intensive support for up to three years to assist people who are long-term homeless receive the range of services they need. READ MORE