Support Services

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing. All applications must be made

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Active Inclusion Newcastle

Active Inclusion Newcastle is a partnership approach developed as part of the Newcastle City Council 2013-16 budget setting process. It responds to the growth in demand for information, advice and support for financial inclusion and housing advice which need to be met at the same time as resources and capacity are reducing across the council and partners. Active Inclusion Newcastle improves the coordination and consistency

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Centrepoint Helpline

If you’re young and worried you might be homeless – the Centrepoint Helpline is here for you. The helpline offers advice to anyone in England aged 16-25. If you’re worried about a young person you know, the helpline can also help you. Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to live. It’s scary when you don’t know where to turn. The Centrepoint Helpline connects you to the

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Harbour: Escape the Trap

Harbour will be offering an Escape the Trap programme in Middlesbrough this Spring and is currently open to referrals for young people aged 14+. Escape the Trap, Teenage Abuse Relationship Programme (TRAP) has been developed in acknowledgment of the rising numbers of young people identified as being vulnerable to teenage abuse. It has been adapted in some part from the Freedom Programme, however it uses

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Benefits Employment Action Team (BEAT)

The Benefits, Employment, Action Team (BEAT) is a joint venture between Oasis Aquila Housing and Changing Lives, funded by the Help for Single Homeless Fund. The team supports single (no dependent children) people aged 16 & over who are currently homeless, in supported accommodation or have experienced homelessness, helping them to overcome individual barriers to employment. BEAT “Pre-employment Coaches” support service users to find stability and

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Gateshead :Housing & Mental Health Service

Housing & Mental Health Service In conjunction with the health service, Gateshead Council have employed two Housing & Mental Health officers for an initial 12 month period. They will act as a conduit between health and housing for anyone with an identified housing need. This could be something as simple as helping the client complete a claim for housing benefit to someone being dis-charged from

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Get healthy, live well : Health Service

 Gateshead : Get healthy, live well   A new health service in Gateshead is helping people with their lifestyle changes. Live Well Gateshead is new service for people, who live or work in Gateshead, to get help to tackle their long term health issues such as smoking, lack of exercise, lack of confidence and weight, and they could also get help to identify any underlying

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Your Homes Newcastle : Young Peoples Service – Floating Support Service

Youth Homelessness What works – Models and Practice   Category Prevention     Support Services   Yes Accommodation     Other (please   specify   Title of case   study/project   YHN   Young Peoples Service – Floating Support Service   Activity undertaken   (including what, where, who and how) We   provide structured preparation for living independently for 16-25 year olds   in YHN

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LGBT The Fed

    LGBT the Fed have released reports and research findings on issues LGBT people face, these issues put to organisations back in 2011 to act upon and help promote positive change have now been reviewed and the organisations were asked to comment on changes they had  made. To view the original 2011 document click here. LGBT the Fed then released progress reports from some of the

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Barnabas Safe & Sound “Move On”

Category Prevention     Support Services Move On   Accommodation     Other (please specify   Title of case study/project   Barnabas Safe & Sound “Move On” Case Study   Activity undertaken (including what, where, who and how)     Helen moved into Supported Accommodation in Northumberland in February 2012. After a few months Helen wanted to move on and get a flat with her

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