Housing

plymouth
Plymouth City Council Housing Options, 1st Stop, 1 New George Street, Plymouth, PL1 1RF  www.plymouth.gov.uk/housingoptionsservices  Tel: 01752-305496.  Email: housingoptions@plymouth.gov.uk

If you are homeless, threatened with homelessness, or would just like advice on a housing issue please contact our Housing Options Service, based at our 1st Stop Shop in the city centre.

path
Plymouth Access to Housing (Path), Harwell Centre, 28-42 Harwell Court, Western Approach, Plymouth PL1 1PY  www.pathdevon.org  Tel: 01752-255889.  Email: info@pathdevon.org.  Drop-ins at: Shekinah (Tel: 01752-203480) and Devonport Lifehouse (Tel: 01752-562170); referrals via the Soup Run.

Path’s Mission: Path supports people vulnerable to homelessness to secure and sustain appropriate accommodation.
Aims: Path aims to support people with housing-related needs:
• To secure appropriate accommodation
• To maintain their accommodation
• To actively participate in society
Services: Path provides a range of pre- and post- tenancy specialist housing services for people who are homeless or who have housing related needs. Our provision includes:
• Support for Rough Sleepers to move off the streets
• Housing Advice and Assessment for offenders or people using local drug treatment and mental health services
• A Renting Support Service for people who do not have the funds to access the private rented sector
• A Tenancy Support service providing housing support to enable people to remain in their home

bcha
HISS, The Harwell Centre, Western Approach, Plymouth, PL1 1PY  www.plymouthpath.org/downloads/HISS%20Summary.pdf  Tel: 01752-293716.  Email: hiss@plymouthpath.org

BCHA, Broadreach and Path have come together to work in partnership to deliver the Housing Intervention, Signposting and Support Service (HISS) in Plymouth.  This service is targeted at single homeless people, especially those with mental health, drugs/alcohol or offending issues and histories.  There are two main aspects and stages to HISS: 1. Hub – Housing Information, Signposting and Assessment, and 2. Planned and Longer Term Intervention & Support.  Client groups include people who are prolific and priority offenders, have a history of offending, have drug and alcohol issues, have mental health support needs, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Access to the service: Drop-ins: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm.  Referrals via post or email.

shekinah
Shekinah Drop-In, Bath Street, Plymouth PL1 3LT  www.shekinah.co.uk  Tel: 01752-203480.  Email: reception@shekinahmission.co.uk

The Centre receives around 50 adults a day and is often the first point of contact for many people setting out on their journey of recovery.  The project provides a safe environment with a wide range of support services for the homeless, those with alcohol/drug misuse issues, ex-offenders and otherwise socially disadvantaged adults.  Services include hot meals, accommodation advice, access to on-site medical professionals (GP, Blood-borne Virus Nurse, Practice Nurse and Chiropodist), support and advice with welfare benefits, outreach and tenancy support, showers, clothing, relapse prevention, referrals and signposting to other strategic local agencies, some co-located on-site, as well as to other projects within the organisation.