Tackling Homelessness in Southampton
We work in close partnership with Southampton City Council and other local providers to end homelessness in our City. The Society of St James’ dedicated staff support individuals at different stages on their journey to independence. We work in a trauma-informed way which recognises our Service Users are from a variety of backgrounds with multiple and complex needs. Therefore safety, trust, empowerment, collaboration and choice are at the heart of our service delivery.
Low Threshold Beds
In partnership with the council’s Street Homeless Prevention Team, we provide a total of 9 temporary bed spaces for those who are currently rough sleeping. This gives them respite from the harsh street conditions and an opportunity for them to understand what support is available to get them a more permanent solution to their situation.
We provide 20 bed spaces for those in the City who are hardest to house and have been living on the streets. Our dedicated staff work in a trauma-informed way to gain the trust and engagement of rough sleepers who are historically the most disengaged individuals in the City.
Intensive Support & Assessment – Southampton Street & Patrick House
Southampton Street & Patrick House provide a 24-hour, seven day per week service for single vulnerable adults. The service is commissioned by Southampton City Council as part of homelessness provision. The hostels offer a foundation for 82 adults from many different backgrounds to build their life skills and stability so that they can work towards independence.
Accommodation based support
We provide flexible support across 110 temporary bed spaces dotted around the City. Here we focus on developing a range of life skills that are necessary to help individuals achieve their desired outcomes and independent living.
26 of the bed spaces are self-contained flats giving people the skills to manage a tenancy and live independently.
24 of the bed spaces are for individuals who experience difficulty accessing or maintaining their own accommodation as a result of their alcohol use.
Intensive Floating Support
We continue to work with those who have been rough sleeping after they leave our accommodation to ensure their independence is sustainable. We also provide intensive support for very vulnerable adults at risk in the community.
Access to all of these services is through Southampton City Council’s Street Homeless Prevention Team.
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