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Avenue Mansions

Coronavirus Support

We are currently following Covid-19 pandemic advice from the UK Government. Whilst we are unable to offer face to face support due to social distancing, we have developed a vast range of services that are available digitally via video conferencing, telephone or email. Please touch base with the relevant contact listed below for more information on what support we can continue to offer you in these trying times.

General Details

Avenue Mansions is a supported housing scheme in Lowestoft, Suffolk. The support is provided by Access Community Trust and landlord for the building is Orwell Housing.  It is a building divided into 5 one bedroom flats and 3 bedsits. Staff are based on site at pre-arranged times, and can be contacted 24/7.

Avenue Mansions is semi-independent living. All flats and bedsits come with separate kitchens and bathrooms, the kitchen is equipped with washing machine, fridge and electric cooker. Curtains and blinds are also provided.  

Residents at Avenue Mansions are responsible for their own utility bills including water and sewerage, electricity, council tax (if applicable), and TV licence (if applicable). The electricity is on a pay as you go meter.  There is no personal service charge for Avenue Mansions, however, if the weekly rent is not covered by Housing benefit or Social Care then the resident is expected to pay this.

Each resident will be assigned a key worker, with whom they will be expected to meet regularly. During key work meetings, residents will create a support plan of achievable goals they want or need to meet whilst they are living in supported housing. Residents must work with staff to achieve these goals. Support covers things like bills and budgeting, household management skills and healthy living.

We also have regular house meetings where residents get to have their say on ideas for outings, fundraising, or general things that are going on at the project.

Who to contact

Name
Greer Atkinson
Position
Team Leader
Telephone
01502 562668
07879 602486
Email
greer.atkinson@accessct.org
Website
http://www.accessct.org/
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Where to go

Name
Avenue Mansions
Address
89 Royal Avenue
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR32 4BP
Area served
Lowestoft, All Suffolk

Other details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Referrals are via HRS (Housing related support) on the East Suffolk Council website - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/care-and-support-for-adults/how-social-care-can-help/homelessness-and-housing-support/apply-for-housing-related-support/

You can be referred, or can refer yourself.

We will look at each referral and make a decision to see if the person is suitable for the support provided at Avenue Mansions. If this is the case we will contact them to arrange an assessment interview once we have a vacancy available.

Age Groups

16 – 21 years.

 

Age Groups
Young people
Notes

 

Avenue Mansions caters for young people who are in need of housing related support. This includes support with benefits, education, training and employment, managing a tenancy and other independent living skills. We provide signposting and referrals to other services who offer support with things such as Mental Health or Substance Misuse.  We do not provide personal care.

Last Updated
08/06/2020

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