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  • Housing

    Homelessness means not having a home – even if you have a roof over your head you can still be homeless.

    What we do…

    Temporary Accommodation Service – this service works in partnership with Portsmouth City Housing Service to provide self contained Temporary Accommodation for Homeless families and vulnerable single people who are being accommodated whilst awaiting a decision on the eligibility for local authority housing

    Family Intervention Project – provides support to families in reducing Anti-Social Behaviour who are at risk of losing their home. The model also includes supporting families who have resisted support in the past having multiple complex needs. This service also provides the Strengthening Families course designed for parents and children aged 9 – 12yrs.

    The Portsmouth Adult Intervention Project (AIP) has now been extended to support households with non dependant children and continues to highlight positive outcomes for local communities, individuals and families

    Supported Housing Service –provides support and accommodation to vulnerable families enabling them to maintain their own tenancy independently leading to secure tenancy with Portsmouth City Council.

    Tenancy Support Service –provides floating support to families who may be a risk of losing their homes, or may benefit from learning skills in order to manage their homes more effectively and independently.  This Service also manages with a volunteer the Made of Money Course.

    BOOST– The Portsmouth based Boost Project works with young people who are either being looked after by the local authority or who are about to leave care.  The project aims to provide a “boost” to their independent living skills and to improve their life chances. This work also covers providing support to young people aged 16+ who are Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.

    Who it helps

    • Families and Single adults placed in our Temporary accommodation service whilst awaiting a homeless decision from Portsmouth City Council

    • Families with dependant children requiring support due to a threat of homelessness in Portsmouth, Havant, Eastleigh, East Hants and Havant.

    • Single adults and non dependant households requiring support due to anti social behaviour that are at risk of losing their home.

    • Families and single parents with a child under the age of 16 yrs and expectant parents, that have been identified as needing support to manage and sustain a tenancy.

    • Floating support is offered to families in Portsmouthand Havant that are a tenant of a Private landlord, housing association or are an owner occupier.

    • The Boost project works in line with the Care Leavers Charter and supports young people up to the age of 25.

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