Background

Tom’s Place will provide a room in a house or self-contained, emergency access ‘crash-pad’ type accommodation to young homeless people in the locality. Tom’s Place is designed to support those who have found themselves in crisis and need support in order to learn and gain independent living skills to enable them to focus their lives in a new direction. 

 Tom’s Place (Nuneaton)

Provides a room in a shared house based accommodation close to Nuneaton town centre.

The accommodation consists of:

  • Own lockable bedroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared communal dining area
  • Shared hall and landing space
  • Shared garden space

Tom’s Place (Stratford-Upon-Avon)

Provides self-contained, furnished, independent accommodation close to Stratford town centre.

The accommodation consists of a self-contained studio flat with:

  • Own front door
  • Living room
  • Kitchenette
  • Bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shared access to and use of driveway, parking area and garden

Criteria and eligibility

  • Aged 16-25
  • Residing in or with a connection to local area
  • Homeless or vulnerably housed (sleeping rough, sofa-surfing, imminent eviction or loss of home)
  • Support needs (unable to access or maintain accommodation and manage tenancy without some guidance and support)
  • Able to sustain independent, self-contained accommodation with support
  • Able to manage the occupancy ensuring that neighbours and property are respected and maintained
  • Unable to access private rented sector due to cost
  • Unable to access alternative homeless provision
  • Willingness to work with Doorway and the Council to access longer term accommodation with move-on within 8 – 12 weeks
  • Willingness to work with Doorway to complete and work to a structured, person-centred and outcomes focussed support plan
  • Willingness to engage with support workers and the local authority in terms of claiming benefits and providing information necessary to claim any Housing Benefit
  • Able to pay rent, whether independently or eligible for Housing benefit

Intensive support is provided daily for two weeks to help identify goals and support needs. Each young person is allocated a support worker who will help to facilitate this support.

This is broken down into the areas stated. This can be subject to order change due to the importance and needs relating to the individual.

Day 1 – Move in 

Day 2 – Risk assessment and support discussion

Day 3 – Outcome stars and goals

Day 4 – Applying for benefits and employment options

Day 5 – New Home Workshop and council registration

Day 6 – GP, dentist and other medical registrations

Day 7 – Lifewise

Day 8 – Jobwise

Day 9 – Move out options and referrals

Day 10 – Move out

Accommodation is subject to availability and appropriateness of individual need. This will be discussed at initial assessment.