Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Housing advice for young people in Flintshire

A new service providing housing related support for young people who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless has been launched in Flintshire.

Flintshire’s Supporting People Team is working with The Wallich to provide support staff for young people. Supporting People is a grant funded programme responsible for delivering accommodation based support to vulnerable people to assist them to maintain independent living and prevent and reduce homelessness in the county.

The project aims to provide support to assist vulnerable young people to secure permanent or more suitable accommodation or maintain their current accommodation.

Staff will be able to provide and assist with welfare rights, budgeting, household maintenance and related independent living skills. They will also help the young person develop their support networks with friends, family and the community and maximise their opportunities for training and development. Each young person will be given a support plan agreed with them and subject to regular reviews.

Councillor Eric Owen, Supporting People Champion, said: “This new project will make an important contribution to preventing young people in Flintshire from becoming homeless and encouraging them to make positive life choices.”

For more information about this project or to request a referral pack please contact The Wallich on 01352 218382 or e-mail

Photograph: Left to right - Jonathan Roberts – Support Worker – The Wallich, Hayley Willis – Support Worker – The Wallich, Sharon Towers – Deputy Area Manager – The Wallich, Stephen Gamgee M.B.E. – Chief Executive – The Wallich, Councillor Eric Owen – Supporting People Champion, Kimberley Caruana – Reviewing Officer – Supporting People.


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