Homelessness Lincolnshire Apr 2013

Doorstep Provides Hope For Grimsby’s Young Homeless

Doorstep provides support and temporary accommodation to young people in North East Lincolnshire who are aged between 16 and 25 and are homeless or who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

The need

The charity approached CRASH for help with merging the two properties adjacent to their Drop-In Centre to create supported housing provision.

The solution

The finished building now comprises of three en suite bedrooms with a new kitchen and lounge areas. Counselling rooms, storage, a staff room, a club house area and garden space were also created.

How patrons helped

CRASH patrons Knauf and British Gypsum supplied materials free of charge and CRASH awarded a grant of £15,000.

The social impact

Doorstep provides a range of accommodation to suit the needs of young single people including good quality shared houses for single people. Residents in supported housing are allocated a support worker who helps with a variety of tasks including:

  • Dealing with bills, letters, forms etc
  • Managing finances: eg benefits, debts and budgeting
  • Developing domestic skills like cooking, cleaning, washing-up and ironing
  • Exploring work or training opportunities

Adjacent to this new supported housing project is Doorstep’s Drop-in Centre where anyone between the ages of 16-25 can access confidential and impartial advice and support. The staff at the drop-in are there to provide young people with information on their services as well as what is available in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area.

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