Accommodation Based Support
The accommodation based support service provides short term housing support services for people who are living in temporary accommodation. The key aims of such services are to enable people to develop their skills in maintaining a home and assist them in finding a permanent home of their own. In providing accommodation based services, Anglia Care Trust works with adults.
Adults – Working with offenders and vulnerable adults who are at risk of re-offending, individuals are referred by external agencies. Anglia Care Trust maintains a waiting list for those whose immediate housing need cannot be met.
Triangle Tenancies Scheme
The scheme is a response to a lack of accommodation for vulnerable people who are able to live independently and ready to move into permanent accommodation. Anglia Care Trust works closely with local private landlords, leasing accommodation from them in order to sublet to those individuals who have successfully demonstrated their ability to manage a tenancy.
Anglia Care Trust provides the necessary tenancy management throughout the lifetime of the lease and we work closely with other support agencies to ensure individuals settle into an independent lifestyle.
Suffolk Offender Accommodation Project
Anglia Care Trust has been commissioned jointly by Suffolk County Council Supporting People and the Norfolk and Suffolk Probation Trust to deliver the SOAP project across Suffolk. It has long been recognised that one of the key ways to reduce re-offending is to ensure that offenders have suitable and sustainable accommodation and this is the main aim of the project. Working across the county, with bases at Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft Probation offices, ACT identifies the best possible accommodation for each person referred to the service dependent on their individual needs. We recognise that everyone has different circumstances and as such, different housing needs and aspirations. Our trained Accommodation Support Officers assess each case, working closely with the Service User to meet these needs as closely as possible.
SOAP Service Users can be referred to ACT from Probation Services, Integrated Offender Management teams, other Criminal Justice Agencies and through self-referral.
As well as sourcing accommodation, we assess the Service User’s holistic needs and signpost them onto other agencies and services which may well assist them. The aim of the holistic approach is to:
- Reduce homelessness and the cycle of homelessness.
- Enable offenders leaving prison, institutional care, approved premises and other similar situations to access suitable and sustainable accommodation.
- Reduce re-offending by achieving both of the above points