Located in Matson, Gloucester, Taylor House provides accommodation based support for single people and couples with complex, multiple and high level support needs, aged 18+. 34 residents are housed in a mixture of self-contained accommodation and rooms with shared facilities.
As a resident at Taylor House, you will work alongside your support worker to co-produce your support plan. This will be based on your own personal goals, enabling you to progress towards more independent living in the future. As part of your support plan, you will be signposted to specialist agencies. We encourage and support all residents in preparing for volunteering, training, education or employment, as well as community involvement. Most Taylor House residents stay for 6 months; however, we understand that everyone’s circumstances are different and the length of stay may be shorter or longer.
To find out more, call the Taylor House Team on 01452 306234. Referrals to Taylor House come through P3's Assessment Centre and the Gloucester START Meeting. Gloucester City Council’s Housing Options Service can be contacted on 01452 396396.
Lauren arrived at Taylor house on 2nd October 2015 after being homeless and fleeing domestic abuse. The emotional and physical trauma she experienced lead her to battling long-term alcoholism. She had lost all hope and had no interest in accessing services to address her addiction.
One morning Lauren decided to change her life. She poured her can of cider down the sink and has not touched alcohol since.
Lauren used her personal resources and will-power to focus on her move-on plan. She set up payment plans with the local council to pay off her historic debts. Lauren was in credit with her service charge at Taylor House and was able to bid on HomeSeekers Plus every week.
Resilient and determined, she searched for private houses, as well as sourcing other agencies that provided housing. After a battle with another housing provider, one showed faith in her and offered her a home.
The Forecastle is a newly redeveloped residential service in Alveston, South Gloucestershire for people in the area aged 18+. It provides housing related support to 17 residents living in newly built self-contained accommodation, with one fully-accessible unit. You will be allocated a Support Worker and develop a support plan. The anticipated length of stay is around 9 months, although depending on your situation, may be longer or shorter.
To find out more, call the Forecastle Team on 01454 417235.
Referrals to the Forecastle come directly through South Gloucestershire County Council. If you’re interested in accessing this service, you can contact their Housing Solutions Team on 01454 868005.
Adam was made homeless after a relationship breakdown. After having to give up his car, Adam lived in a tent and was “lonely and depressed”, feeling negatively about not being able to properly support his children.
Adam has lived at the Forecastle since August 2017. Since moving in, he has managed to clear his debts through a Debt Relief Order with support from South Gloucestershire’s Citizens Advice Bureau. He has been able to receive the right advice and access additional benefits. He has made good relationships with other Forecastle residents and is feeling less anxious and more confident.
Adam is no longer relying on cannabis. He is managing his anxiety better, experiencing less negative thoughts and taking better care of himself.
Deakin House provides accommodation to single people aged 18 – 65. It offers 5 self-contained flats with a communal laundry.
The staff here provide housing management services such as monitoring rent payments. You will be allocated a Housing Officer as a point of contact. Your Housing Officer will be your contact throughout your stay at Deakin House and will support you in liaising with other agencies to develop your own plan to move-on and will also ensure you pay your rent on-time and adhere to the conditions of your tenancy agreement. Residents usually stay for up to 12 months.
To find out more, call the Deakin House Team on 01452 528883.
Ray had reached a point in time when it was suitable for him to leave the Dry Houses. He needed something temporary before he considered a longer-term rental arrangement.
Ray worked with his Housing Officer to apply for Housing Benefit and obtain essentials through Welfare Reform. Once this was in place, his Housing Officer assisted Ray in setting up a Direct Debit to cover his service charge. Ray and the Deakin Team only had occasional contact until the 12-months were up and it was time for move-on; at this point , a variety of options were available to him. Ray moved to somewhere he could stay for longer term. He still keeps in touch and is progressing well.