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Who is RSHP? What do we do? How do people become homeless? How can you help? Take a look at our presentation to answer all these questions and more.

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  1. 1. <ul><li>READING </li></ul><ul><li>SINGLE </li></ul><ul><li>HOMELESS PROJECT </li></ul>
  2. 2. Figures for Homelessness 2008 <ul><li>260,000 people in England live on street / hostels / temporary accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>560,000 households live in overcrowded accommodation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homelessness symptom of underlying social problems <ul><li>Family breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>Poor mental and physical health </li></ul><ul><li>Drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Low skills </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why People Become Homeless Dispelling the Myths <ul><li>39% made homeless by relatives or friends – thrown out on the street </li></ul><ul><li>20% due to breakdown in a relationship through domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>12% due to end of assured short hold tenancy </li></ul><ul><li>2% due to mortgage arrears </li></ul><ul><li>2% due to rent arrears </li></ul>
  5. 5. How the numbers break down <ul><li>Single person male 18% </li></ul><ul><li>Single person female 19% </li></ul><ul><li>Single parent male 3% </li></ul><ul><li>Single parent female 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Couple with dependent children 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Other 10% </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 100% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Almost all homeless people are unemployed <ul><li>No money </li></ul><ul><li>Bored </li></ul><ul><li>Low self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health problems prevalent </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of self harm and suicide </li></ul><ul><li>History of alcohol and / or drug abuse </li></ul>
  7. 7. Obstacles to getting work <ul><li>No decent clothes </li></ul><ul><li>No permanent address or telephone number </li></ul><ul><li>No skills / experience / qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Pay 65p in the £1 if they get a job </li></ul><ul><li>Pay higher marginal tax rate then a millionaire </li></ul><ul><li>Lose other means-tested benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Could easily lose job - hassle of getting back benefits </li></ul>
  8. 8. Providing a Home is only half the solution <ul><li>A new home may be miles from public transport </li></ul><ul><li>No furniture or pots and pans </li></ul><ul><li>Face new challenges like paying bills </li></ul><ul><li>Still dealing with older problems like alcoholism and mental health problems </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reading Single Homeless Project <ul><li>RSHP wants every person in Reading to have their own home and the opportunity for a positive future </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to house, support and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential </li></ul>
  10. 10. Building on Success over 29 years <ul><li>Started life as a soup kitchen in 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>Officially registered charity July 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Today house up to 100 people </li></ul><ul><li>Own or lease 16 properties within Reading Town Centre </li></ul><ul><li>30 th Anniversary in 2009 </li></ul>
  11. 11. OUR CLIENTS <ul><li>EX OFFENDERS </li></ul><ul><li>PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES </li></ul><ul><li>ESCAPING PHYSICAL ABUSE </li></ul><ul><li>ALCOHOL / DRUGS ADDICTION </li></ul><ul><li>DOMESTIC BREAKDO0WN </li></ul><ul><li>DIVORCE </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL WELFARE ISSUES – LOW SELF ESTEEM </li></ul>
  12. 13. STEPS TO HOUSING <ul><li>Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting List </li></ul><ul><li>CAN ONLY LOOK AFTER PEOPLE WITH LOW LEVEL SUPPORT NEEDS </li></ul>
  13. 14. EDUCATION TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT <ul><li>Education, Training and Employment Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Resettlement Officer to help clients move on </li></ul><ul><li>Tenants Forum </li></ul><ul><li>IT workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Benefit Help </li></ul><ul><li>Trained volunteers for counselling and advice </li></ul><ul><li>BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE AND SOCIAL INTER-ACTION </li></ul>
  14. 15. Learning New Skills
  15. 17. Learning team work and social interaction
  16. 18. RECREATIONAL AND THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES <ul><li>ALCOHOL WORKSHOP </li></ul><ul><li>DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ADVICE </li></ul><ul><li>NUTRITIONAL ADVICE </li></ul><ul><li>MEDICAL HELP / COUNSELLING </li></ul><ul><li>PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES TO BUILD SELF ESTEEM </li></ul><ul><li>ARTS AND CRAFTS </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING TEAM WORK AND SOCIAL INTERACTION </li></ul>
  17. 19. Building self confidence
  18. 20. Building Self Esteem and Confidence
  19. 21. RSHP ALLOTMENT
  20. 23. How RSHP is Funded <ul><li>Reading Borough Council Statutory Funding ‘Supporting People’ </li></ul><ul><li>Rental income </li></ul><ul><li>Big Lottery </li></ul><ul><li>Trusts i.e. Tudor Trust / Garfield Weston </li></ul><ul><li>Community – schools / churches / groups </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Events </li></ul>
  21. 24. FUNDRAISING INCOME
  22. 25. Raising Funds
  23. 26. 30 th Anniversary 2009 Calendar of Fundraising Events <ul><li>29 March 30 places Reading Half Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>April – The Big Sleep Out </li></ul><ul><li>21 May – celebrity golf day Sandford Springs Golf Club </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd July – Gala Ball </li></ul><ul><li>December – Celebrity Christmas Service </li></ul>
  24. 27. <ul><li>2009 BIG SLEEP </li></ul>
  25. 29. RSHP GOLF DAY 2008 <ul><li>CELEBRITY CHARITY GOLF DAY 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>WOKEFIELD PARK </li></ul><ul><li>2 ND OCTOBER 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>WITH JOHN SALAKO </li></ul><ul><li>EX READING FAC / ENGLAND </li></ul><ul><li>NOW SKY SPORTS COMMENTATOR </li></ul><ul><li>AND MEAN GOLF PLAYER </li></ul>
  26. 32. ROTARY AND JOHN SALAKO <ul><li>JOHN SALAKO WITH THE ROTARY CLUB OF READING GOLF TEAM AT THE AWARDS DINNER </li></ul><ul><li>ROTARY CLUB OF READING CAME 2 ND </li></ul><ul><li>BARCLAYS CAME 1 ST – KPMG 3 RD </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN WON PRIZE FOR LONGEST DRIVE! </li></ul>
  27. 34. Challenges Ahead FOR RSHP <ul><li>RBC MAJOR GRANT ‘SUPPORTING PEOPLE’ TO BE SUBSUMED INTO GENERAL ADULT CARE BUDGET </li></ul><ul><li>BENEFITS SYSTEM TO CHANGE </li></ul>
  28. 35. BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR <ul><li>REDUCE NUMBER OF SHARED HOUSING UNITS </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP SINGLE UNITS – BED-SITS OR SINGLE FLATS </li></ul><ul><li>PROVIDE RESETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul>
  29. 36. CENTENARY HOUSE <ul><li>2004/05 ROTARY CLUB OF READING CHOOSE TO BUILD CENTENARY HOUSE TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY YEAR </li></ul><ul><li>7 SINGLE UNITS FOR TO OFFER INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES </li></ul><ul><li>GRAND OPENING MARCH 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>13 PEOPLE HAVE BENEFITED TO DATE </li></ul>
  30. 37. Future Goals <ul><li>MOVE CLIENTS TO INDEPENDENT LIVING </li></ul><ul><li>MOVE CLIENTS TO EMPLOYMENT </li></ul><ul><li>PROVIDE SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR DAMAGED AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE TO GAIN SELF ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE </li></ul><ul><li>PURCHASE MORE PROPERTIES TO HELP GREATER NUMBER OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE </li></ul>
  31. 38. RSHP <ul><li>Our mission is to house, support and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential </li></ul>
  32. 39. RSHP CLIENTS

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