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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