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

Long Street

Project Aims

To provide accommodation for 10 single men and women with support needs.

To operate a high quality supported accommodation project that meets the basic needs of the client group.

To provide health and wellbeing services.

To identify move on opportunities for the client group using key working and case management.

To assist service users and the wider community to take part in group activities and advice sessions which promote personal well-being and independent living skills.

Facilities

The accommodation comprises six en-suite bedrooms, four self-contained flats and shared lounge, kitchen, laundry and washing facilities. There is one ground-floor en-suite bedroom, which can provide accommodation for men or women with limited mobility.

Each service user is assessed individually to determine their support needs. They are allocated a key worker who works with them to put together a support plan that aims to help develop skills and will enable the service user to live more independently.

Long Street works closely with a wide range of other agencies to help provide a comprehensive package of help, tailored to each individual's needs. Support can include help with budgeting, literacy, advice, advocacy, social skills, and referrals to specialist agencies, educational & training opportunities, volunteering & employment. Service users are provided with move-on support to access independent accommodation and training/education opportunities. Group work and activity sessions are provided to help residents to improve their personal wellbeing, self-confidence and independent living skills.

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