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1 St Andrews Community Housing Association (SACHA) Supported Housing Service Overview

2 Introduction to SACHA St Andrews Community Housing Association (SACHA), is a not for profit organisation whose aim is to provide affordable and sustainable housing solutions for young people, single adults and families.

3 Services Provided Supported Housing Monitored Accommodation Staffed Accommodation Temporary Accommodation Long Term Housing Solutions Bespoke Support Solutions Floating Support Move On Schemes

4 Support Levels Supported Housing – LOW Support Need This accommodation is regularly monitored by a floating team. The monitoring team will undertake planned, routine and reactive visits each week, including out of hours and weekends. Each Service User receives up to four hours of 1:1 key work support each week. Monitored Accommodation – MEDIUM Support Need This level of service provides a greater and more structured staffing presence within the accommodation, including in the evening and weekends. Each Service User usually receives a minimum of seven hours of 1:1 key work support each week. Staffed Accommodation – HIGH Support Need This service is designed for Service Users assessed as requiring the highest level of need and is usually provided within 24 hour staffed accommodation. Each Service User usually receives a minimum of fourteen hours of 1:1 key work support each week.

5 Eligibility Criteria & Assessment Process To be eligible for one of our Supported Housing schemes, the applicants must be; Aged years old and homeless or at risk of homelessness Eligible and/or in receipt of benefits Need both housing and accommodation related support The flowchart below illustrates the assessment process to establish eligibility before a place is offered;

6 Making Informed Choices Involvement All service users are actively involved in the provision of the service to ensure it continues to meet their needs, enhance personal choice, independence and overall well-being. Support is provided to understand the obligations and/or rules of the service(s) and other organisations they attend. Consultation All services users are regularly consulted on the service they have received so that the overall provision continues to provide an environment which encourages and empowers them to voice their opinions and have a say on how the service operates. Positive Outcomes Through continued monitoring, involvement and consultation, each service user is supported to access and maintain/sustain the accommodation and services they need, to ensure that they achieve their planned and positive outcomes

7 Support Provided Healthcare: Registering with G.P, dentist and optician, arranging and attending hospital/medical appointments, sex education and general advice. Life Skills: Support and advice on day to day living, dependency, social integration, responsibility and operating appliances etc. Employment, Education and Training: Identifying needs/requirements, locating suitable establishments, assistance to apply, interview, enrol and study guidance etc. Nutrition and Hygiene: Support to take care of themselves and their accommodation, dietary advice, safe cooking, food storage and preparation. Specific Needs: Identifying, reporting and assisting with the access/referral to relevant professionals for any specific needs such as health issues etc. Financial Management: Assistance with shopping, budgeting, saving, bank accounts, benefits, economising and living within the provided means etc. Social/Hobbies/Community Groups: Help develop and maintain social activities, explore new hobbies, establishing cultural/religious needs, locating local resources/places of worship and youth clubs etc. Travel: Support on planning journeys and getting to and from appointments, college/school etc.

8 Assessment, Monitoring & Reporting Each service user receives an initial assessment to determine their general needs and assist in putting together a support plan. All service users receive on-going, regular and structured support that is recorded and used to update the support plan A regular update of all service users is provided to the Placing Authority Our experienced property and support teams operate 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, to ensure that all service users and accommodation is fully supported at all times

9 Resources Approved Provider Status We have successfully become an Approved Provider and work with several local authorities and numerous team within them. We currently work within Enfield, Barnet, Haringey, Camden, Islington, Waltham Forest, Essex and Hertfordshire. Approved Partner Status We have successfully obtained Approved Partner Status and work with several other widely accredited Housing Associations, Registered Social Landlords, Supporting People and Care Quality Commission (CQC) approved providers Office Premises Our Head office is based in Palmers Green, Enfield, which is where our governing body, finance and central administration teams are based. Our Service User Support Centre (Central House) manages our allocations and acts as a reception and drop-in centre for all Service Users, Clients and Tenants. Our Service Managers, Link/Key Workers and Housing Officers are all based here, in addition to our training, meeting and Resource Centre. The address is; SACHA, Central House, Bounces Road, London N9 8JS. Tel: Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, other times by appointment and prior arrangement.


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