Who we are
Turning Lives Around’s Woodside/Woodview Supported Housing Service is a supported housing service that provides recovery focused housing related support to adults with mental ill health who are homeless.
What we do
We provide tailored support for each individual, with the ultimate goal of helping people to manage their own accommodation and reintegrate into independent living and the wider community. This support is provided in 12 self-contained units where we support clients with:
- Developing work-ready skills
- Applying for training and eventually employment.
- Managing bills and gaining skills in budgeting
- Tenancy applications, maintaining their tenancy and with the aim of independent living.
- Developing a roadmap to recovery
- Setting roadmaps for the future
- Gaining all-round life skills to manage their own home.
Staff can be accessed for support 24 hours a day. The office is managed between the hours of 08.00am to 22.00pm and then a sleep-in recovery worker is onsite for emergencies.
There are 4 Recovery Workers and a Service Manager.
Who we help
Our service is available to individuals aged 18 or over, who live in or have a connection to, the Wakefield district and have an identified support need which impacts on their ability to maintain their accommodation.
Individuals must have recourse to public funds such as Universal Credit (or housing benefit where relevant).
All referrals are received through the local Council’s Single Point of Access
A referral form and brief assessment will be completed by a referring party (where there is a third party) or by staff at the Single Point of Access.
While recovering from multiple strokes, Nick* returned home to find the locks changed.Read More
Homeless with deteriorating mental health, Adam* came perilously close to taking his own life.Read More
Danny has gone from sofa surfing to university with support from Our Way LeedsRead More
MANDY found herself homeless and sleeping rough in her car through no fault of her own.Read More
MENTAL illness combined with alcohol and drug misuse had Adrian Atkinson plummetingRead More
Turning Lives Around is committed to preventing homelessness. Sometimes that needsRead More
A year ago, Lucy was sofa surfing at the mercy of friends and strangers, some of whom were violent and unstable themselves.Read More
Sometimes life goes so badly out of control that it would be easy to think there’s no coming back from it.Read More
When lives unexpectedly derail, a bit of extra support is sometimes needed to get them back on track.Read More