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National Homeless Advice Service

Supported accommodation with ‘support plus’

North Somerset Council and Knightstone Housing Association

The council has worked with Knightstone Housing Association to provide 5 units of temporary accommodation for people aged 16-25 with a high level of needs

Support is provided to help the young person:

  • deal with housing related issues
  • manage money and benefits
  • manage letters, bills and personal adminget access to education, training, employment and voluntary work
  • get access to education, training, employment and voluntary work
  • make use of other specialist services to manage health and behaviour,such as drug and alcohol use
  • access community activities and resources
  • learn independent living skills (cooking skills, understanding a tenancy, household skills)

This service is reported to be working well, with a very low level of unplanned moves experienced so far.

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