We provide a range of high quality accommodation to homeless people in the East Midlands.
Our goal is not just to put a roof over people’s heads; it is to support those people along a structured pathway to independence. To this end we provide different types of accommodation – from supported and specialist accommodation, where people have access to help 24 hours a day, to move-on accommodation, where they have occasional staff contact. From there we help people to find and maintain their own tenancies.
What we did
In 2015/16 we accommodated 2,307 people in 974 units of accommodation in the East Midlands. We supported 1,972 people to move on to more independent accommodation and also opened 96 new units of accommodation.
In Lincolnshire we established the On Track accommodation pathway, which provides supported and move on accommodation to homeless people. The service, which operates in Lincoln, Boston, North Kesteven and South Holland, is able to house up to 159 people each night.
In Nottinghamshire we also launched two new specialist accommodation services for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 21. These services, Transitions North and Transitions South, provide 55 units of 24 hour, staffed supported accommodation, and a further 91 dispersed units where residents have more responsibility and independence.
- 2,307 people accommodated
- 1,972 people who moved on from our accommodation
Barry was homeless and in poor health when he left prison.
Phil was accommodated at Sherwood Street in Mansfield.
“The staff helped me with a lot more than putting a roof over my head. They have helped me look at my debts and my finances and my letters to the council. They have helped me to get on top of the bills I have to pay here. Without the support I got from Framework I would still be on the street.”
2016/17 The year ahead
Over the coming year we will continue to challenge proposed Government changes to Housing Benefit for people in supported housing – proposals that threaten the very future of this type of accommodation and our ability to house people in need.
We will also face familiar difficulties in moving residents on to more independent accommodation – primarily because of a lack of suitable move on options.
However, we will be opening some new specialist accommodation developments. Our residential alcohol treatment centre at Michael Varnam House, Nottingham, will relocate to a more suitable, sympathetic and spacious building in the city. We also plan to relocate our specialist young women’s service at Aidan House to a more modern building.