What Does the Service Do?
SUSTAIN is Wakefield Council's Housing Sustainment Pathway, and we provide housing-related support to people at risk of homelessness to enable them to keep and maintain their housing.
Who Do You Support?
We can support individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Currently housed in the Wakefield District, or have a local connection to the City of Wakefield or 'Five Towns' area.
- Have an identified support need, which puts their current tenancy at risk.
- Live in accommodation presently or are due to move into identified suitable housing.
- Aged 16 or over.
- Have recourse to public funds such as Universal Credit (or Housing Benefit where relevant).
How Many People Do You Support and For How Long?
SUSTAIN supports up to 175 single people and couples and 60 families across the Wakefield District at any one time.
SUSTAIN aims to complete all support with individuals within 12 months although this can be reviewing dependant on individual needs.
What Can You Support With?
Support with SUSTAIN will focus on housing needs, and we will work to create a support plan with service users, which is reviewed at least every three months. We try to build resilience to difficult circumstances and focus on an individual's ability to live independently without support. We will also assist in other support areas, including employment, training and education and social networks.
Our person-centred approach means that we strive to deliver consistent support from a named support worker who will ensure needs and risk assessments, support plan, and move-on plans accurately reflect service users wishes.
How Can I Make a Referral?
Professionals should make referrals via an online E-Form, which can be found by clicking here.
If you are an individual who feels they would benefit from support with SUSTAIN, please contact us directly to discuss a referral further.
In addition to a team of Support Workers, we employ a Volunteer and Peer Support Coordinator who supports the development of peer-to-peer support and befriending to reduce social isolation amongst clients through a network of peer supporters and volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering for SUSTAIN, please email Fran at FLomax@turninglivesaround.co.uk
T: 01924 764078
M: 07578 032592