Barnardo’s Young People’s                                      Project in NorthumberlandBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos....
What is the need we are                                         addressing?  •       Information from the Homeless Link Yo...
What is the need in                                         Northumberland  •       Northumberland is intrinsically rural ...
What are we doing?  WHAT CRASH PAD SERVICE  OFFERS:  Barnardos Crash Pad Service provides:  • temporary supported accommod...
Crash Pad  •       Emergency Short term accommodation in the homes of          individuals, couples or families – Crash Pa...
Barnabas Safe & Sound and    Northumberland County Council    “SAFE SPACE” CRASH PAD PROJECT      Homelessness Prevention ...
“Safe Space” Crash Pad-              Outcomes               Q1          Q2           Q3           Q4         YTD          ...
Safe Space Crash Pad Learning•   Avoid Complacency - All referrals risk assessed with third party input where    appropria...
The Moving On Project  •       Department of Health Tier 4 Capital programme had          money available to address accom...
The Moving On project  •       To support Y/P to engage with relevant agencies to address          substance misuse issues...
What difference do we make ?   (based on 131 current open cases as at 1.2.12 )  •       Stable and secure accommodation  •...
Moving On Star of successBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
Moving On Star of SuccessBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
Case study: Marie, Moving                                         On  •       What was the Need  •       Numerous local au...
What did we do?  •       Following the referral, pre tenancy work began. Marie moved in to a MO          property at the b...
What impact did it have  •       Marie has successfully maintained her methadone          programme for 4 months and is no...
Homeless Watch                                         Recommendations  •       At the local level  •       Providers and ...
Questions for consideration  •       What does ‘move on’ mean to you?  •       .What ‘move-on’ accommodation, support, adv...
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  1. 1. Barnardo’s Young People’s Project in NorthumberlandBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  2. 2. What is the need we are addressing? • Information from the Homeless Link Young and Homeless survey suggests that across England as many as 13,000 young people presented as homeless or sought housing advice and information in October 2011 • 44% of homelessness service providers reported that the % of their clients aged under 25 had increased in the last year, while almost half of the local authorities (48%) did likewise • The responses show that on average a third of young clients (33%) left social housing, either the family home or their own tenancy, and a further fifth left the home their family owned (19%). On average less than a fifth had left the private rented sector (14%) or been in care (13%).Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  3. 3. What is the need in Northumberland • Northumberland is intrinsically rural but to varying degrees. The county is officially the most sparsely populated in England. • Within the most deprived communities almost a third of working age people claim incapacity benefit • 39% of homelessness applications are in the 16-24 age range with most young people being made homeless due to a breakdown in family relationships. Family and friend eviction is Northumberland’s second highest reason for homelessness • We know that every year our social work teams receive over 4,000 referrals and, at any one time, about 3000 children and young people need support from a social work service. Around 190 children need a child protection plan and 270 need to be looked afterBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  4. 4. What are we doing? WHAT CRASH PAD SERVICE OFFERS: Barnardos Crash Pad Service provides: • temporary supported accommodation • to 16 - 17 year-olds who are homeless • or threatened with homelessness, • sometimes as a result of a family • dispute. • This accommodation is for up to 8 • weeks and is provided by hosts • carefully matched to young people to • ensure the young person feels as safe • and comfortable as possible.Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  5. 5. Crash Pad • Emergency Short term accommodation in the homes of individuals, couples or families – Crash Pad hosts • Crash Pad hosts are recruited, assessed, trained and checks taken up to ensure are suitable and safe • Up to 8 weeks • Young people aged 16 – 18 years old, or have care leaver status up to 21 years old, and homeless • Aim of the scheme to try to resolve issues to enable young person to return home or to someone within the family • Volunteer mediators identified to work with young person and their family • Where young person cannot return home to identify along with referrer the next option for the young personBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  6. 6. Barnabas Safe & Sound and Northumberland County Council “SAFE SPACE” CRASH PAD PROJECT Homelessness Prevention Fund & Housing Benefit Funded• Opened 1st April 2011.• 2 units of accommodation above Barnabas’s office in Morpeth• Refurbished to a decent standard• 24h periodic licence agreement• Maximum of 2h daily support Monday- Friday first thing in the morning• Residents need to hand in keys during the day Monday-Friday• On call back up from duty staff• All referrals are via Homelessness & Housing Options
  7. 7. “Safe Space” Crash Pad- Outcomes Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 YTD Provision Provision al alOccupancy 88% 57% 72% 75% 75%Throughput 4 6 6 6Move ons 1 to own 2 2 1 move to 5 to own flat Abandoned Abandoned supported flat 1 2 1 housing 3 returned Abandone negotiated negotiated 3 move to home d return stay with own flat 2 home family Supported 2 evicted 1 move to Housing 1 move to supported 5 own flat housing Abandoned 2 Evicted
  8. 8. Safe Space Crash Pad Learning• Avoid Complacency - All referrals risk assessed with third party input where appropriate eg Addiction Service, CAMHS, Safer Estates• Emergency rations, washing & cleaning packs essential• Maintain accommodation standards - cleaning• Don’t get too settled - Focus on move on options from the start• Consider what is needed for a quick home set up• Avoid boredom - Focus on meaningful activity and support college attendance• Who’s going to provide support post move on?• Build partnerships - Good liaison with Homelessness & Housing Options Team & Childrens Services Initial Response Team essential
  9. 9. The Moving On Project • Department of Health Tier 4 Capital programme had money available to address accommodation issues for those with complex needs • No emergency accommodation for Y/P released from custody or facing an immediate housing crisis in the community • The project is for Y/P who are known to either Children’s Services , Youth Offending Service, Sorted and 16+ who are at risk of remand to custody or serving a custodial sentenceBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  10. 10. The Moving On project • To support Y/P to engage with relevant agencies to address substance misuse issues, engagement in ETE and any other identified needs • Barnardo’s provide a support worker for the properties. minimum of 2 contacts a week, out of hours support, support towards Transitions/Exit Strategies.Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  11. 11. What difference do we make ? (based on 131 current open cases as at 1.2.12 ) • Stable and secure accommodation • 37% showing an improvement between the first and last assessment • 27 % showing an improvement of 2 scores or more • Increased confidence • 38% showing an improvement between the first and last assessment • 13% showing an improvement of 2 scores or more • Understanding of personal finance • 39% showing an improvement between first and last assessment • 12% showing an improvement of 2 scores or more • Young people supported in accessing EET • 25% showing an improvement between first and last assessment • 12% showing an improvement of 2 scores or moreBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  12. 12. Moving On Star of successBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  13. 13. Moving On Star of SuccessBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  14. 14. Case study: Marie, Moving On • What was the Need • Numerous local authority placements including foster care, residential care and intensive supported accommodation. This has been due to a complex combination of serious drug misuse, offending behaviour, and damaging and abusive relationships - unable to break out of a destructive cycle of self abuseBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  15. 15. What did we do? • Following the referral, pre tenancy work began. Marie moved in to a MO property at the beginning of October 2011 • Identified and produced a specific action plan to address Marie’s needs. At this stage Marie was showing signs of some dissatisfaction with her situation and a willingness to make changes • An important aspect of this support work was to ensure Marie attended her many and important appointments with numerous agencies. MO has become the fulcrum, ‘project managing’ her situation. Marie has made the transition to adult services • Work re maximising benefits and referral onto Palmersville Training Centre where she has already been offered an apprenticeship placement part funded through Northumberland County CouncilBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  16. 16. What impact did it have • Marie has successfully maintained her methadone programme for 4 months and is now trusted to self medicate. • There has been no offending since November 2011. All offences have now been dealt with in court • Her long term aims are to move to complete independent living, achieve full time work and pass her driving test. Her relationship with her family is improving and they are proud of what she has achieved so farBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  17. 17. Homeless Watch Recommendations • At the local level • Providers and local authorities need to work together to put rapid responses in place to prevent young people from sustained homelessness and widely promote these responses to non-housing professionals • Local authority Housing and Children Services’ departments need to work better together • Local authorities should protect funding for family mediation services which can provide a vital link to keeping a young person with their family • Every local authority needs to provide access to suitable emergency accommodation for young people at risk of homelessnessBarnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605
  18. 18. Questions for consideration • What does ‘move on’ mean to you? • .What ‘move-on’ accommodation, support, advice and guidance do you currently offer? • .What gaps exist in ‘move-on’ provision in your areas?Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 andSC037605

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