The support is available to anyone who has a housing problem and, if they are homeless, the team will assist them to access the services they need.
“We are helping around 30 new people a week, offering advice on benefits, rent arrears and to anyone facing eviction, but this is increasing on a daily basis. We are also assisting the local authority with coordination of temporary accommodation placements.” says Nathan Harding, manager.
The project has been extremely busy, and we have already supported over 100 individuals since 6th April. With the project being a reactive scheme, the support of the team has played a fundamental role in assisting the local authority, DWP and local foodbanks as they tackle increased workloads.
Covid-19 and its impact on lives, means that 76% of people currently supported by the scheme have never accessed support previously.
“We have been supporting service users using a variety of different methods including Whats App, Zoom calls and email in addition to more traditional telephone support”, Nathan added.
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