Accommodation Service

Northumberland's accommodation service oversees the accommodation and support options for young people leaving care and homeless 16/17 year olds.

The Accommodation Service, based within the Northumberland Adolescent Service, currently oversees the accommodation and support options for young people leaving care, and homeless 16/17 year olds.

What does the accommodation service do?

The service is responsible for ensuring that young people are provided with tailored advice and guidance about accommodation. We look at the support options available to young people as they transition towards independence. 

The service oversees referrals to the Accommodation Framework provider. We liase with providers to ensure that young people have access to suitable and appropriate accommodation in a timely fashion. 

Support offered by the service

Our accommodation service supports young people in several ways. We offer:

  • advice about accessing supported accommodation
  • advice about independent accommodation, via Homefinder
  • practical help
  • accompaniment to appointments/accommodation interviews, where necessary.

How it works

The accommodation support workers attend care team meetings and look-after reviews to discuss potential accommodation and support options available, and most suitable, for the young person they are working alongside.

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In Northumberland we have a number of supported accommodation options that young people can be supported to access:  

Supported Lodgings – Young people between the ages of 16-25 are able to access a supported lodgings placement.  Supported lodgings offers young people a room within the home of a supported lodgings host.  

The supported lodgings host will support you to develop the skills you need to live independently and will work with you and services to support you to move on into your own accommodation when you are ready.  

Places for People – offer semi-independent accommodation for young people between the ages of 16-25.  They offer self-contained flats within a number of locations in the Blyth area with varying levels of support available to young people; through key working sessions.  Staff are based on site 24hrs a day.  

YMCA North Shields – offer semi–independent accommodation for young people between the ages of 16-25; with self-contained flats within staffed building in North Shields.  Staff will provide support to young people through keyworking sessions.   Staff are on site 24hrs a day.  

Nest Care & Support – offer supported properties within the community with floating support available to young people between the ages of 16-25.  The properties can be shared or stand-alone properties depending on the needs of the young person.  

Sixteen Plus – offer supported properties with intensive support for young people between the ages of 16-18, they also offer shared and stand-alone properties with floating support for young people aged 18+.  

NAS Supported Tenancies/Trainer Flat Provision – Northumberland Adolescent Service currently have a number of fully furnished properties that can be used as supported tenancies for young people aged 16+ or can act as a trainer flat preparing a young person for independence.   

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