Outram Street

Sutton in Ashfield

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Service description

Framework supports young people to live independently and as everyone is different we offer low to high level supported accommodation in Mansfield and Ashfield.

Framework’s accommodation service in Sutton in Ashfield comprises 17 single or double occupancy flats and is staffed 24 hours a day. There are 12 bed spaces for 16 to 21 year olds and five bed spaces for 22 to 25 year olds.

Rock Court in Mansfield has 11 self-contained accommodation units for 16 to 21 year olds, with some units specifically for 16 to 17 year olds who have licence or bail conditions.

The two services prioritise young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, care leavers, offenders and 16 and 17 year olds. Staff can offer up to 16 hours of support per week to help young people manage in their accommodation and become ready for more independent living.

Framework has six move-on flats in Mansfield and Ashfield for residents moving out of Outram Street or Rock Court. Other move-on accommodation is offered through a number of provisions such as local councils, other housing agencies and private accommodation.

Learning opportunities

• Gain knowledge of legislation and policy underpinning homelessness, statutory benefits, rights of care leavers and housing such as Homelessness Act 2002, Housing Act 1998 (and amendments), Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, The Children Leaving Care Act 2000 etc

• Liaison with other agencies involved in supporting young people — maximising inter-agency communication in support planning and working with wide variety of support providers due to disparate needs of the client group (such as mental health teams, Job Centre, colleges, substance misuse teams, youth offending, Citizens Advice Bureau, housing providers and social services). Advocating on behalf of residents with these services

• The opportunity to work closely with the Youth Offending Team to ensure young people meet the requirements of their tags or license conditions

• The opportunity to work closely with social services to support care leavers to make the transition from care to supported housing

• To gain an in-depth understanding of how statutory and non-statutory services work together

• Service-user led support planning and review

• Opportunities to apply relevant theories to a wide range of service users whilst working within the principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities

• Working as part of a team using reflective practice, service-user involvement and team meetings for ongoing development of service

• Assessment, management and regular reviewing of risk, in line with agency policy and multi-disciplinary working

• Knowledge of the evictions procedures and court process

• Working with young people with challenging behaviour, crisis intervention and managing conflict

• Gain an in depth understanding of why young people become homeless and what support is available to them

• Supporting young people with independent living skills, benefit maximisation and budgeting

• Experience of advocating on behalf of young people with other services providers and organisations

• Understanding of the Supporting People initiative, the monitoring process and how services are audited and funded

• Supporting employment and educational opportunities

• Welfare rights and advice

• Dealing with new referrals, assessing needs/priority, allocating rooms

• Move-on support

• Promoting social inclusion by encouraging young people to create and maintain links with the local community

• Building management, reporting maintenance issues and monitoring potential environmental hazards

Additional information

In order for the student to gain a true insight into working in an accommodation service, they are expected to work shifts. However this can be always negotiated with students and their personal circumstances will be taken into consideration.