The Petrus Community has been providing supported housing and related services to homeless people since 1972.

Hollins Road

Project Aims

Hollins Road is a new support accommodation project that aims to equip tenants with the skills, confidence and experience to sustain a tenancy in a shared living environment.

The project opened in February 2018 and has been designed to meet the needs of people under the age of 35, who have been unable to access their own tenancies due to changes in Housing Benefit legislation.

The client group has been adversely affected by changes in Housing Benefit eligibility and a lack of available accommodation in the borough.

Shared accommodation provides routes out of homelessness to younger people whilst providing support to help them adapt to a new way of living.

Whilst at the scheme tenants will be supported to develop new skills to help them maintain a tenancy. They will learn tenancy management skills, general life skills, employment skills, personal resilience and crisis management. We also help tenants to access suitable training and employment, and support them to go on to find a suitable home to move on to.

Facilities

The accommodation comprises of five 2x bedroom flats. Each flat has a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. The rooms will be furnished and white goods/ cooking utensils will be provided. The project will accommodate 10 x residents in 5x 2 bedroom flats. Residents will share with one other tenant. Therefore a willingness to share, co-exist with a flatmate and participate in sharing costs (e.g. electricity) are a key referral requirement. The tenancies will last for a provisional period of 12 months.

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